When Ellen read Jackie's letter, she wanted to do something to help her. Ellen brought her to the show to hear her story in person, and to give her a surprise that will really lift her spirits -- a new car!

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Barbara Jordan
263 days ago

Hi Ellen. My daughter and I watch you all the time. I am 67 and my daughter is 46. We are both disabled, uses canes and its hard to get around. We need a car. My grandson has a car he let us use, but its not in the best of condition. We don't have the finances to fix it because its a 1995 Civic and its running on its last leg. Could you please help these two disabled women? God bless you Ellen and for the down to earth that you are. Barbara & Tonya Jordan

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Renia Coleman
263 days ago

Good afternoon Ellen,

I'm writing this note as I'm watching your show. I have been a fan for some time and must say that, you are an inspiration to many people. Back in 2010 I was laid off from my job and I can't help but say that, you were an encouragement and as a result, I relocated to a wonderful city, my hometown of Chicago and received a wonderful opportunity with a Global company. The reason however, for my writing this letter is to acknowledge what a wonder job my niece, Latisha Jackson is doing with my incredible and gifted 7 yr old great niece. Although a single mother, Latisha has done an exceptional job with my great niece, Tianna. Tianna is an honor-roll 2nd grade student and reading at the level of a 6th grader. The family is very proud of Tianna and owe Latisha all the credit for being an hands-on mother. Here's her dilemma, Latisha has been without a permanent job for more than 2 years and although the family tries to help where we can, it's difficult even for us to continue to provide financial assistance. Latisha is now living with a friend with no car. If this letter reaches you then, I know there's a GOD and I would like to say in short, if you can help Latisha with some sort of transportation, it would be all the greatest blessing in the world. Kindest Regards, Renia Coleman (Aunt)

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Laura Manifold
263 days ago

Hi Ellen, I am writing to you about my best friend. Her name is Tamara and she is a single mother of two amazing kids. Her oldest is Evanne, who has survived 2 heart transplants, her first at 5 weeks old. Her second at age 7. Doctors told Tamara she should terminate the pregnancy because Evanne had a non~functioning heart, the David Foster Foundation stepped in and told Tamara they would do everything they could to give Evanne a fighting chance. Her first transplant was a success but the heart developed atrophy and never grew with her, so at 7 years old she still had an infant heart. This in turn caused several heart attacks and put her back on the transplant list. It has now been just over a year since the second transplant and Evanne has overcome so many obstacles and is such survivor. She has participated in cross country runs and does her part to bring awareness to the world about becoming an organ donor. This child truly inspires me but so does her momma. Tamara has given everything she has in her everyday of her life. Evanne's father and Tamara are no longer together, Tamara had gotten married to her son's father but he "went to the store one day and never came back" when Bauer was only 3 months old. Tamara has to take trips to the main land to take Evanne to BCCH on a regular basis. She has a tiny little car that gets her from A to B but needs something a bit bigger and safer. I hope you consider this family as one of your giveaways. I have written to you a couple times about Tamara, Evanne and Bauer and just want to see some good fortune come Tamara's way. She is my best friend and our kids are besties too. You can check out Evanne's story in the David Foster Foundation's website. Tamara is the strongest woman I know having survived everything she has been through. I just want to be able to help her more. The tiny apartment I live in now used to be Tamara's before she had to move into low income housing. I still have the chalk drawings, faded as they may be, on my balcony that Evanne and Bauer drew for us 3 years ago before we moved in. In the scariest times I would sit and stare at the precious drawings wondering if Evanne would ever get to play with something as simple as sidewalk chalk again and what she has accomplished up to now has blown me away. There is nothing stopping this little girl. Her momma has been her strength and love and the reason she fights everyday to survive. I love my Fisher Family 3 and hope that one day maybe you will get to meet them too.

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Zeta Zajac
266 days ago

Dear Ellen,

Hi I try to watch you wen I can or wen me an mom can but my mom car broke and it is really old and ugly it alway breaks and my mom is trying to finish school and she tris to get me to school to I know my mom tris really hard and plus my brother makes her sad all the time because he has to go to Phoenix because he is sick I the head and some time mom wish she could do everything for everyone all the time I know she tries really hard and if I could help and get a job I would help her to I can't be cause I am only 8 but Ellen if you can help my mom I will love you so very much please I am tird of seen my mom cry and try so very hard to make every tin better please please please just help a litle we don't need a lot just enough to fix our car thank you miss Ellen o and if you cant help it is ok to

Love, zeta

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Lynn
270 days ago

My daughter is a single mother of two beautiful children ages 2 and 4. At the age of 2 years old my daughter was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. She was told by many that she would never amount to anything or that she couldn't do things because she had a disability. When her son (oldest) was 6 months old she attended school to be a medical assistant graduating with a 3.94 GPA while pregnant with her daughter. When her daughter was 4 months old she put herself through nursing school. Nursing school was a struggle for her. She was living on her own having to juggle school and the children all by herself. 3 days a week she would need to be up by 4:30 am for a 9 hour clinical rotation. She would get home to her children around 5pm sometimes later than 6pm, 2 days a week she had to be in the classroom and would get home around 3 pm. Most days she would have enough time to feed her children, bathe them and put them to bed. Once they were asleep she had to do her homework, study and write paperwork on her assigned patients and wouldn't get to bed until around 2am and would have to do this almost every night. There were a few times she almost didn't make it through school but she is a very determined young girl who has high goals. When she started to give up she would look at her children and say to herself if she gave up now then all the time wasted was wasted away from time with her children and watching them grow up through their toddler years. She attended school while having a double ear infection, the flu and an upper respiratory infection all while both of her children had the flu along with her. She attended school with no sleep or less than an hour of sleep a night. Also, Four months before graduation from nursing school her truck fails to work. She had to carpool or find ways to get to her clinical or school, but she never let anything get in the way. August 10th my daughter received her nursing pin and Florence Nightingale Lamp and also received the Phoenix award and just a few weeks ago she passed her state boards and is officially a nurse in the state of Rhode Island. I believe that my daughter deserves a new car because of all of the obstacles that she has overcome in her life and as a single mother accomplishing what she has over the last 4 years.

Thank You,
Lynn

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Tracey Leffew
271 days ago

Dear Ellen,
I would first like to say I love your show. You always make me laugh and cry every day. You asked if I know anyone who needs a new car....that would be my Mom.
The past 2 years have been very difficult for her and our family. Her grandson, who she raised, was put in the foster care system because my sister was found un-fit. Although my mom raised him, she did not have legal custody, therefore was not able to stop child protective services from taking him.
After 2 years of several court hearings and meetings, they are allowing my 15 year old nephew spend the weekends with my mom. My nephew is into sports and other activities after school, leaving my mom to have to make arrangements to get him there and back. We live in the country so a bus isn't going to work. She desperately needs her own car.
My mom is a very courageous woman who never gave up fighting to get my nephew home. She went through ALOT of scrutiny from CPS and has had to prove she is a wonderful, loving grandmother.
One of the conditions for my nephew to come home for good is if she can provide dependable transportation. My mom has a fixed income(SSI) and can not afford to buy a car. So I am asking you Ellen . Please help my mom get a new car. I don't know of anyone who needs it more than her. My nephew would be extremely grateful as well because it means he can come home for good. We miss him.
I so hope you can help my family Ellen, you would save our family.
Thank You! Her daughter, Tracey

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TERESA
273 days ago

My daughter is a 21year old single Mom of two children under the age of two. She was planing on going to school for physical therapy and had to put those plans on hold. She is currently driving a little car that barely holds both of the car seats. She works 40-50 hours a week at Starbucks to support herself and two kids. Family helps out as much as we can with child care but cannot provide her with a newer car. Her car overheats in the summer and the brakes are going out and it will take a lot of money to keep it up and running. With the weather turning cold and possible ice and snow she needs a reliable car to get to and from work. Twelve hundred dollars a month does not go very far and leaves very little for car repairs.
Her little girl watches your show with me and stops whatever she is doing when you get up to dance. She likes to watch the show with her Grandma. I love your show and all of your uplifting stories. It makes me smile knowing that you care so much for so many that are unfortunate or just down on there luck. Thank you for considering my daughter for your contest.
Teresa

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Jennifer
273 days ago

Dear Ellen,

I'm writing because I know a single mom who could use a car!! Her name is Leah and she has two beautiful kids. All she does is work, which leaves her with very little time with her kids and ironically barely any money to pay their necessary bills. She really doesn't have anyone to go to for help and she never asks for it. Both her parents have passed away and this past summer she lost her brother to suicide and almost 3 months later, she lost her sister the same way. This vehicle would change their lives in so many ways. The biggest way is that it would give them hope that there is people who care and they are not alone. I'm sure there are so many deserving moms and families and the decision won't be easy. Thank you for the opportunity to even nominate my sweet cousin Leah.

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Rose
273 days ago

Dear Ellen,
I was checking out your web page and seen about a great mom winning a car.My sister(Brenda) has never had a new car she started having heart trouble in her 30's and worked as long as she could but after her open heart surgey she could no longer work.She now lives with her daughter and 3 grandkids.Brenda is the type of person who doesn't ask anyone for help,but she would give you the shirt off her back.She canot afford her own car because it takes everything to pay for her medicine she helps her daughter with the baby sitting cause her daughter works and doesn't make much.To me she is my hero because she has more strenght than anyone i know ,if i could buy her a car i would not think twice about it. She has been through alot and never complains about anything she is just gracfull she is here for her grandchildren. Thank You
Rose

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Linda Gillespie
273 days ago

I have a dear friend, Alexis Anur, who has been a single mom to her daughter Alexis. Her story breaks my heart. Her husband left her when Alexis was very young and never paid child support. Alexis has worked two jobs, one day full time job and the other job is a night job 11pm - 7am so that she can put a roof over her daughters head and feed her. Alexis has given up everything in her life to give her daughter a home. There were times when Alexis had to sell personal items to get food to eat. She has never had a decent car in her life. The car she has now....she has to get someone to jump start it to go to work and then have it jump started to get home. They have moved constantly for all of little Lexie's life because they couldn't pay the rent and had to leave. There have been many Christmas's where there was no money for Christmas and little Lexie always understood. We've always said that she was an old soul. Lexie graduated from high school this past May and wanted to go to college but there is no money to go and once again, little Lexie understood. So now, she's working two jobs to help her mom. I've known a lot of people that have had needs but Alexis has always put her daughter first and has suffered financially for many, many years and I believe that if anyone deserves a break, it's Alexis. Please consider her for a new car. Thank you, Linda Gillespie 843-446-5147

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Jonathan H. Stark
273 days ago

I was hoping to make Ellen aware of wheelchair bound friend who is in need of a van. her 33 year old van is on its last gasp (no ac in Florida,etc) she only has the limited use of one hand and NEVER complains. This woman is too proud o ask for help and would kick my butt for even asking, but, if she can help Joyce Neilsen in Pompano, get a "newer" wheelchair accessable van, (maybe not brand new, insurance rates are high) Joyces life could improve greatly, she spends more time in her room than anyone should, please help her Ellen...Jon from Pompano

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linda gonzalez
274 days ago

Dear Ellen,
I am a single mother of two kids I work as a nurses aid and I struggle getting to work and bringing my kid to school he goes to pre-school and they have no bus for him so I walk him every morning to school lucky my daughter has a bus but as for me I take the bus or walk to work I started with a coulpe hours and now Im down to three hours a week now come on that really sucks I need another job I told them I can't live with just 28.00 dollars a week I have been this way for a two months now and I don't know how I am going to pay my bills or food if I need a car to get around and supposably for my job to give me more hours cause there is work but its not in my town ahhh so please ellen send me a blessing....

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Esperanza
274 days ago

Dear Ellen,

I write in regards to my sister Rosemary, a hard working mother of two that works as a care giver to an elderly woman. I know that most of her income is split between her bills and her daughter’s tuition, so she barely gets by. To get to work, she drives an automobile with the driver side door that won’t open, so she climbs into the car from the passenger’s side. Now her car has broken down and needs a new transmission and she or I don’t have the money to fix it. Now she worries about how she’s going to get to work and whether or not she’ll be able to keep her current job. Ellen you have blessed many people in their financial struggles and I know my sister could sure use a blessing right now. Thank you for all that you do and God bless you!

Sincerely,

Esperanza Alba

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Kimberly
277 days ago

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Dear Ellen, I know it says single mom. I'm not single and I don't ask for help. But today I am. I am married with a hard working husband that got injured twos ago at work and has had surgery. And it working hard and still is injured. We have 5 kids total. My two, he and then two of my nieces. We have let my sister, het bf and their 10 month old stay her til they get on their own feet. We had a SUV that stopped working so our only other choice was to get another vehicle with the amount of ppl and kids we have. So, of course that comes with payments. My husband has a job but its based off commission. I applied to be a substitute paraeducator and substitute lunch lady. So, its worth a shot to ask u for help. U help sp many. U inspire me everyday to help others when I can as well. Now my family needs a break. Love u and ur show and what u do for others

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Michelle Smith
277 days ago

Dear Ellen,
I am writing because you asked if I knew someone who needed a new car and I do, my mother. Her father died in 1970, and Shirley quit school in seventh grade to help raise her three siblings. She went and received her GED at age 20 in 1983, one year after I was born.Her husband died in 1999, and her mother died two months later. She took care of both until they passed. Now, at age 51 she is going to college!!! It is the first time in her life she is doing something for herself. She is a substitute teacher, and a full time college student. She was taking public transportation because she did not have a car. I was only able to buy her a $475 car, and it's crap. She is the most humble, selfless person you will ever meet. Thank you for your consideration.
Your huge fan,
Michelle Smith

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