Oscar Pistorius from South Africa became the first double amputee to compete in the games by running the men's 400-meter race. He says that having the opportunity to represent his country in the Olympics "far surpassed" his expectations. (TODAY)
School principal Merlyna Adams survived a kidney stone that led to a life-threatening infection, but had to have both her hands and legs amputated. She has triumphantly recovered, and NBC's Amy Robach reports. (TODAY)
TODAY's Sara Haines visits the soldiers involved with SUDS, a unique therapeutic diving program that helps wounded veterans apply the confidence they gain learning how to scuba to their changed lives on land.
Despite losing their legs in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, Kirk Bauer, Dan Nevins and Neil Duncan scaled Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro. In their own words, the trio shares an improbable story of a climb against the odds. (Nightly News)