One of the scariest yet inspirational stories of 2012 has to be Aimee Copeland's.
If you remember, earlier this year she was infected with flesh eating bacteria from a simple zip-lining accident that left her with multiple amputations. Then she persevered. She fought back.
There's nothing about her story that isn't inspiring, even if we wish nothing had ever happened to such a sweet person.
Let's hope all the prosthetic fittings go well… and you get that puppy!