14 Stories of Overcoming the Odds
They survived hijackings, plane crashes and deadly diseases. Look back at their unforgettable stories.
Cody, the Miraculous Runner
was born, doctors told his parents that he had an incurable disease and wouldn't live past his first day. He survived, but he still had a difficult journey ahead: At just 15 months old, both of Cody's legs were amputated, and by the time he was 18 months old, he was fitted for his first prosthetic legs. Cody shocked everyone when it took just days for him to start walking with his prosthetic legs.
Oprah talked to Cody in 2009, when he was 6 years old. "These are my running legs, and I run very fast in them, and I bounce in them," Cody told Oprah. "Since I have different legs, I can do anything."