Our hero principal wasn't leaving the show without a huge surprise. Our friends at Target hooked-up this amazing principal with an astounding check for $100,000! They also had a big surprise for all of her students, and our audience!

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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yaquelin portillo
230 days ago

dear ELLEN
I just want to say GOD BLESS YOU ,,,
and thank you for giving us AND FOR DEDICATING an hour of your time everyday in tv show... for the GREAT person you are
with people in need ....you such a blessing ....and thank you for just HAVING TO TAKE YOUR TIME TO read this comment......and MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!!!!AND YOUR FAMILY.....WE LOVE YOU

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CONNIE. E.  MCCALL
231 days ago

DEAR ELLEN, I'M CONNIE MCCALL. I'M YOUR BIGGEST FAN !!!!!!! I WATCHED AND
BEEN A FAN BEFORE YOU HAD YOUR SHOW FOR 10 YEARS!!!! YOU KEPT ME GOING SO
MANY TIMES IN THE 10 YEARS, GOT ME HAPPY, LAUGHING, AND TOOK ME FROM
REALITY EVERYDAY, IF EVEN ONLY FOR OVER AN HOUR !!!! THANK YOU WITH ALL MY
HEART ♡!!!!!! I'M A CANCER SURVIVER!!!!!! 5 MALIGNANT AND 3 BENIGN, RADICAL
CHEMO AND RADIATION !!! DEALING WITH SIDE EFFECTS TO ALL OF MY BODY, FROM
ARTHRITIS TO FIBROMIALGA, ORGANS, THERE'S TO MANY TO LIST !!! THEN A 16 YEAR
OLD HITS MY SINGLEWIDE TRAILER, RUPTURED C5 & C6. HAD SURGERY, THEY HAVE TO
CUT YOUR THROAT FROM 1 SIDE TO THE OTHER, THE SURGEON USED DISCS FROM
BONE BANK, DISENTERGRATTING NOW!!!! THEN 10/22/08 I WAS GOING TO HELP MY
SISTER DECORATE MY FATHER'S GRAVE, IT WAS THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF HIS
DEATH 10/22/06 !!!!!!! AND WAS IN A HEAD ON COLLISION, AND FLOWN TO MISSION
HOSPITAL, MY LIVER WAS LASIRATED, CONCUSSION, FRACTURES AND GLASS PIECES
STICKING OUT OF ME, AND LASIRATIONS AND CUTS FROM MY FOREHEAD AND FACE
TO MY TO MY FEET!!!!! THE INSURANCE ONLY PAID 10, 000.00 !!!!! THAT WASN'T
ENOUGH TO PAY THE HELICOPTER !!!!! I'M STILL PAYING ON IT, AND FROM OTHER ER
CHARGES!!! I OWE 3 HOSPITALS, AND MAKE 25 DOLLARS A MONTH!!! 8/17/13, I HAD TO
GET MY GALLBLADDER OUT, SO FULL OF GALLSTONES IT WAS GOING TO RUPTURE, I
HAD PROBLEMS, LONG STORY, BUT THANK ' GOD ' THERE WASN'T ANY CANCER!!!! AND
THEN AS THAT, MY ACCOUNTS WERE HACKED, AND BY THE TIME MY DAUGHTER GOT
TO THE ATM, THERE WAS 223.00 LEFT!!! I REPORTED IT TO THE AUTHORITIES, BUT THEY SAID I WOULDN'T GET MY MONEY BACK!!!!!! SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILATY GIVE
959 A MONTH! !!!!! IT'S SO HARD TO PAY RENT, POWER AND PROPANE TO THE LAND -

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CONNIE. E.  MCCALL
231 days ago

DEAR ELLEN, I'M CONNIE MCCALL. I'M YOUR BIGGEST FAN !!!!!!! I WATCHED AND
BEEN A FAN BEFORE YOU HAD YOUR SHOW FOR 10 YEARS!!!! YOU KEPT ME GOING SO
MANY TIMES IN THE 10 YEARS, GOT ME HAPPY, LAUGHING, AND TOOK ME FROM
REALITY EVERYDAY, IF EVEN ONLY FOR OVER AN HOUR !!!! THANK YOU WITH ALL MY
HEART ♡!!!!!! I'M A CANCER SURVIVER!!!!!! 5 MALIGNANT AND 3 BENIGN, RADICAL
CHEMO AND RADIATION !!! DEALING WITH SIDE EFFECTS TO ALL OF MY BODY, FROM
ARTHRITIS TO FIBROMIALGA, ORGANS, THERE'S TO MANY TO LIST !!! THEN A 16 YEAR
OLD HITS MY SINGLEWIDE TRAILER, RUPTURED C5 & C6. HAD SURGERY, THEY HAVE TO
CUT YOUR THROAT FROM 1 SIDE TO THE OTHER, THE SURGEON USED DISCS FROM
BONE BANK, DISENTERGRATTING NOW!!!! THEN 10/22/08 I WAS GOING TO HELP MY
SISTER DECORATE MY FATHER'S GRAVE, IT WAS THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF HIS
DEATH 10/22/06 !!!!!!! AND WAS IN A HEAD ON COLLISION, AND FLOWN TO MISSION
HOSPITAL, MY LIVER WAS LASIRATED, CONCUSSION, FRACTURES AND GLASS PIECES
STICKING OUT OF ME, AND LASIRATIONS AND CUTS FROM MY FOREHEAD AND FACE
TO MY TO MY FEET!!!!! THE INSURANCE ONLY PAID 10, 000.00 !!!!! THAT WASN'T
ENOUGH TO PAY THE HELICOPTER !!!!! I'M STILL PAYING ON IT, AND FROM OTHER ER
CHARGES!!! I OWE 3 HOSPITALS, AND MAKE 25 DOLLARS A MONTH!!! 8/17/13, I HAD TO
GET MY GALLBLADDER OUT, SO FULL OF GALLSTONES IT WAS GOING TO RUPTURE, I
HAD PROBLEMS, LONG STORY, BUT THANK ' GOD ' THERE WASN'T ANY CANCER!!!! AND
THEN AS THAT, MY ACCOUNTS WERE HACKED, AND BY THE TIME MY DAUGHTER GOT
TO THE ATM, THERE WAS 223.00 LEFT!!! I REPORTED IT TO THE AUTHORITIES, BUT THEY SAID I WOULDN'T GET MY MONEY BACK!!!!!! SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILATY GIVE
959 A MONTH! !!!!! IT'S SO HARD TO PAY RENT, POWER AND PROPANE TO THE LAND -

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Sherie James
233 days ago

Hi Ellen, my name is Sherie and I am a 31-year old mother for 4 children. I am married to a wonderful man name Jason. Back in September I was diagnosed with non Hodgkin lymphoma. I went from working working with the homeless as a housing social worker to being at home fighting a cancer. This holiday is especially hard for my family. We are barely making our bills and could use help for my kids to have a Christmas. We love your show and watch it with my dad weekly. Our favorite part is your dancing! Kindest sherie

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JoAnn Raffloer
234 days ago

Hi Ellen,
Well it's me JoAnn again .. The 12 day giveaway was still in my mail box & I did not read & I did wonder why I was able to keep .. Giving my info over again. So what I did it over & over again, but I did not read the rules, I said this cant be true .. As I was right !! Now I just went from so happy to real sad !! As I tell my husband to read.. Guess I should take that back to myself!! Well thank you for making me happy this week & getting me to dance.. I guess my name got taken out , I'm not sure what happens now.
Anyway I thank you & I'll see ya at 4:00pm
Love ya always your friend JoAnn
Ps the real sad part I'm gonna miss writing you !!
But sure your workers are happy that I stopped !
Much hugs love & kisses from our house to yours

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JoAnn Raffloer
234 days ago

Hello Ellen,
Yes it's me JoAnn again. Like I said yesterday I will check my mail. Waiting for a letter from you. Acts of kindness I have a list of people, from the day I found out that I had Cancer in May. My Dad would say you find out who your friends are when your down & out.. So true. I really found out who my friends where when my son Thomas passed away Nov,14,09.. But then there where people, that I would never even think of & we where not even friends. But have a great big heart, just a text or a call .. Makes a Diff in ones life. Would put a smile on my face when I was crying on the inside, just took me away from me . Like 4:00 when you come on & your jokes.. You do & you really don't even know how happy your making someone that's sad,worried,in pain,all the time or most of the time. Makes a Diff. In ones life. My physical therapy, is dancing with you @ 4:00 .. I still can't make the whole song, but I'm getting there. I had to learn to walk all over again.
Another thing to thank you for.
Love Always your friend JoAnn
PS I feel like we are friends cause I write you everyday.

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JoAnn Raffloer
235 days ago

Hi Ellen,
Yes it's JoAnn again .. I click to confirm in my email & this comes up again .. Am I doing this right it keeps coming back.. It's ok I'll play. But right now I'm not feeling to well, I did fill a lot out. Ellen I'm sorry I have to cut it short right. It's getting close to your bed time so I'll say Goodnight to you & your better 1/2 !!
I'm gonna take my meds & sleep too
Much love hugs & kisses from my house to yours
Love JoAnn {{ HUGS }}

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JoAnn Raffloer
235 days ago

Hi Ellen,
It's me again .. Wow I had a lot of mail from you. I even got a letter for the 12 days. I have not moved & laughed so much in a long time this was like I hit the lotto. I know this is not telling me I won, Hey that's cool.. I did fill it out God I hope I did it right & I even did it a second time. I am not to sure if I did it right ? I hope I did. I don't go on the IPAD everyday now I'll be on everyday.
I watch your show everyday.. Love your jokes we r the same age. And your show & your stand up !! Thanks for the jokes .. I even did a little dance with you not the whole song but some & had to sit..
Thanks for getting me up & moving .. My Dr will love you to.
Hugs love & kisses
JoAnn God Bless you for all you do !

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JoAnn Raffloer
235 days ago

Hey Ellen,
I am so sorry I'm just getting back to you & I had my friend getting the IPAD back working again .. It was my cable lol . Guess I am old school @ 54 . Always wanted a IPAD & when my husband told them about my cancer .First they heard, got money together it came out to 580 his local he works for. His Forman called me & told me they where getting some money together for me, I told the money they gave me I was gonna get an IPAD.. And I thanked Kevin . I got a call from him asking me my password ect. He was at Apple & Kenny came home with my IPAD. People are so kind & Kevin Crowley has a great big heart . Thanksgiving was good we went to friends & stayed close to home. The Cancer hits & I have to lay down. But glad to get out for 7 at there house ..
Kenny really never was a big Ellen fan cause I talk about you like we where friends lol.. Now that he is staying home taken care of me you have another fan !! I wanted you to know that. No matter who you are if the watch your show & all the good you do .. Even got Kenny to cry !! God Bless You!! For being in my house everyday.
I love you JoAnn
I'm sure with all my letters your gonna block me , or have me a stalker

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JoAnn Raffloer
240 days ago

Dear Ellen
It's me JoAnn again,so Happy to see you guys are reading my mail.. With my Cancer God I forget things all the time ! Just got done reading about people that do kindness,failed to even say my husband's name. Kenny Raffloer who is an Iron worker. After I came home from the Hospital he took off work to take care of me so now just getting unemployment & we live on that !! But when I first came home I had all sores all over & he would clean them . But before that take a shower with me cause I was not even able to do that. Dress me .. Got me walking again. Cook me 3 meals a day !! Most of the time I can't even eat .. I could just go on & on my Dr appt .. Stay hours & not a word I see how much he's so worried & even cried that he didn't want to lose me. Now that's what I call a real man & when he shaved my head, his eyes where filling up with water .. I made a joke to give me a Mohawk & we started to laugh cause with no hair I look just like my son it hit the both of us.. I know everyday it kills him & now today he went to the Dr. Has these things on his face & she said it was skin cancer.. She freeze what was on his face & to go back in May!! Sorry have to go its Ellen time !! 4:00
Just want to thank you once again..
Happy Thanksgiving from our house to your's
The Raffloer

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JoAnn Raffloer
241 days ago

Hi Ellen
I just seen that I made it on your page & just seeing it put a smile on my face,My 15 min of fame. Today is four years my son passed away. And you can make a bad day good for many people.You have helped me the four years & that I thank you.I was reading what I had wrote,God when I was writing, the Chemo I just can't take. I have what they call Chemo brain & you forget alot. What I was tryin to say,I go to the hospital every time. With the 8 days & my water on my heart I went to the hospital ect,with any Chemo,I would go to the hospital. My husband is an act of kindness.TY for always putting a smile on my face .. I can't dance w/you I love that part of the show. If anyone should get the act of kindness is you. We know people w/Cancer, But when the Dr tells you,God it is so Diff. My Dr young boy,I'm 54, didn't even want to tell me.
I love you Elleen for all the years ! I pray I have many more years with you ..
Love always JoAnn oxox
,

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Valerie Martin
243 days ago

Just want to say that watching Ellen is something everyone should do. She just makes you feel good, makes you want to be a better person and makes the sun shine a little brighter and helps you to forget how bad things can be and she helps you to see how blessed you are. My children are healthy, thank goodness, and I don't have an incurable disease , I have not helped or serviced the public in a super amazing way, I have no remarkable talent. I am not out of work, although I work 6-7 days a week (no time to help the public) to make very little and haven't any health insurance (...maybe I do have an incurable disease that I just don't know about since I cannot afford go to the dr.), I was thrown out of my home so my ex could enjoy his life with his beer and bitterness and was left with a debt that I will never be able to repay and although I have nothing materialistic and do not eat every day, I know I am blessed and so thankful to be able to watch Ellen from time to time and see that there is hope in the world through the great acts of kindness she bestows upon those who truly need it. Ellen is a phenomenal humanitarian, a wonderful television superstar and an angel amongst us all. Thank you Ellen for all that you do!!!!

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JoAnn Raffloer
246 days ago

Hi Ellen,
I've been told in may that I have Cancer. Small cell lung cancer.i have been in the Hospt 3x,s.the chemo gets me sick.1st time water on the heart 8 days,water on my lungs 3days& this last one was septic shock.1 month if my husband didn't get me there when he did,I would of been dead!3 days in bed I could not move w/fever,he went in the shower w/me.dresed me put me over his shoulder.took me to Sloan hospital. There I've stayed 1 month.My son passed away Nov,09.Things got bad even in our relationship.We r separated & live in the same house.took off work to take care of me.Ken my act of kind!

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Elizabeth Edmond
246 days ago

Hi Ellen my name is Elizabeth. four years ago i was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)now it's feel like i am getting worst everyday i have two kids one 9 and 3 years old. when i think i will not be here to see them grow up that's hurt a lot, but what can i do since they have no cure for it in my mind i know all the things i want to do with them, but since the only family i have it's my husband and my kids and he has to take care of everything. I am from Haiti before i was diagnosed with ALS i never hear of it and i didn't know what it was. I have a lot of wish, but i would like to ask you to help me with two of them, because by watching your show everyday i know you are the only one who can help me and i know you love helping people since you say it in your show all the time. My first wish is having a commercial about ALS to let people know that this disease is worst than cancer and i feel like people need to know more about it and the second one is for my kids my son who is 9 ask me all the time to write you, because everyday when he come from school at 4pm this is the time your show start in my area. I live in Salisbury Maryland and the reason he want me to write you is because he want to go to Disney World with my husband so is the only on working we cannot afford the money. Every December when we watch your show we saw the Christmas Giveaway my son always say it's not fair i got thing and he said: " mommy can you ask Ellen to help us" he keep on saying that every day. I tell him it's a wasting of time because you might never read it , but he didn't listing or understand he says send it anyway, Well i send it now i can only wish you read it. We love your show and i thankful for your show because even if i feel i have a bad day your show makes me smile everyday. So keep doing what you doing it's a good thing and i hope to hear from you soon. Thank You and God Bless you.

Your Biggest Fun,

Elizabeth

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Robert Pettingell
250 days ago

love to get Christmas gift for us and new baby on the way to

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