Just weeks before he auditioned for American Idol, singer Danny Gokey tragically lost his wife to an illness. Devastated, somehow Danny endured through the American Idol season and ultimately finished third. In her memory, he has founded the impressive Sophia’s Heartcharity. Now married to Leyicet, Danny has two young children and a very successful career. He illustrates that there is always reason for hope. We salute him for the manner in which he has inspired millions.