5 ways to be extraordinary

Story highlights

  • CNN is showcasing five people who did extraordinary things in 2014
  • They inspire us through the unspoken power of their example
  • They range from a brave helicopter rescue pilot to NBA MVP Kevin Durant

(CNN)What makes a person extraordinary?

For someone like 7-foot-6 Yao Ming, it's a physical trait. For others, it's a special talent: Very few people in the world, for example, can act as well as Meryl Streep.
And then there are