Sometimes everyday people are very special. You can't necessarily tell by looking, but the people you pass on the street each day often have unique stories to tell.

In many cases, their lives are different from the norm often because they've been thrust into special situations or unusual circumstances. Or maybe they're dealing with challenges and obstacles few could imagine.

It just so happens that our friends and neighbors can be extraordinary people.

Beginning tomorrow, the TIMES NEWS will present a three-part series that examines the lives of people who follow a special path. Join us as we explore the motivation and inspiration of everyday individuals who lead by example.

'Ordinary people, extraordinary lives' will look at the lives of typical yet special people in our area who play the cards life deals them in extraordinary ways.

There is a journey behind each of their accomplishments and a story tied to each footstep.

Starting Wednesday in the TIMES NEWS. Don't miss it.