After our audience heard about the amazing things that Sherrie has done for the students of her school, they jumped to their feet. Watch the emotional clip as the audience, and Sherrie's husband, show their appreciation for everything that she does.

If you were moved by Principal Sherrie Gahn's amazing story and want to help her and the children and families of her school, you can make a donation! Checks can be sent to Whitney Elementary School, 5005 Keenan Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89122-7461.

Or, donate by credit card here.

To see a list of items that Whitney Elementary needs, please visit their website.

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158 days ago

Aww!!! I wish I could get the same hug from Ellen! We Love you so much Ellen!
My mum always says you are the good Karma to the people! You answer their good work like every one wish this to be happening in this World. You do not only return their work but also you encourage more people to be kind. You even remind us there are still good people in the world.
If I become a mum one day, I would make my kids watch you show , growing up. That's enough of parenting !:D

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Veronica Lundstrom
231 days ago

Sherrie Ghans' Story and devotion to help kids in need has inspired me to dream again. Along with every negative thing that comes from being raised in poverty the one positive thing is having HOPE. I know this because I too lived it and ever since I was a little girl I would do anything I could to give back and most the time it was literally the shirt off my back. Recently I lost my Job at a coed group home that closed down; it fostered 90 or more teenagers from the all over New York State. There is where I found my calling to help these lost teens that everyone else gave up on. I did ALL I could to give them Hope for a better tomorrow. I will not give up on this dream of one day opening my own group home. Although the recession leaves me again with no income, car, or access to certain recourses, I will fight through poverty again. Sherrie reminds me of myself because of the passion we have to give back HOPE to our youth (Americas Future). I will not give up and I promise that I will one day be another Sherrie Ghana (an Angel)!!! Thank God for Angels and your COUARGE Sherrie.

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Rena' Watson
658 days ago

Dear Ellen:
In March of this year I wasn't feeling well and went to the doctor for some tests. When my results came back I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in the fourth stage. To say I was shocked is an understatement. I think I handled the news pretty well, considering my children think I'm their constant positive person in their lives (I have two of the most beautiful children, Melinda and Kenneth) a son-in-heart (Louis, my daughter's husband) and three crazy grandchildren (Dejha 13, Gianni 9, and Marqi 5) that makes me feel very much alive when they come around. I love them for it. To make a long story short, I spent 6 months hospitalized going in and out if life to the worry of my children. Fortunately I managed to fight the good fight and finally came home in September. I'm not a TV watcher, but when I was able to stay awake one day in the hospital,I turned on the TV and found your show. The first time I saw it, I tried to make sure I watched you while I was hospitalized. You made me laugh when I didn't want to, and wanted to hug you when you sent your heart to your fans. You still do. I'm still taking my chemo treatments, and try not to get upset when my oncologist schedules them when I'd rather be at home watching your show. The battle is still going on, but watching your show as much as I can, along with my kids, makes this so much easier to bear. I turned 57 years old while in the hospital, and my daughter surprised me with a birthday party. Wish you were there. You would've enjoyed my kids. I know a good, kind person when I see one, and Ellen, you are one of them. God bless you forever Ellen, and much success to you in whatever you pursue. You truly found a true Ellen Show viewer.

(pronounced Renee with an "A")

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