There’s nothing more inspiring than stories about the underdog conquering all odds, or tales of personal struggle and transformation. That’s why when we saw this video of conjoined twins born in Brazil who appear to be living healthily, we were moved. Despite some complications as the two babies were developing in utero, the two boys, named Jesus and Emmanuel have two functioning brains and are feeding normally. Surgery to separate the two boys is unlikely as they both share the same set of organs.

In the spirit of the new year, we want to know what’s your most inspirational story of 2011.