When Ellen read the letter from this incredible family, she knew she wanted to reach out and help them. They were here today for the surprise of their lives! Check it out. If you know a deserving person who you think Ellen should know about, nominate them here. http://www.ellentv.com/be-on-the-show/433/

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Valerie
158 days ago

Hello whoever is reading this. I was on YouTube watching videos and I saw Talia so I clicked on it which led to about three hours of Ellen. I saw the video where those sweet kids just talked about their amazing mother and that's what I wanted to do. My mother is an amazing woman, she always cleans after us, she's a board certified surgeon at Forest Hills in Queens. Because of her hard work we are allowed to live in Greenwich, CT. Then in 2013, one week before her birthday she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer (and we checked on July 3rd and NOTHING was there). The next week she had a double surgery (can't spell it). The next week she had her party. Right now she is under chemotherapy. The reason why I'm writing this is because I was reading the National Enquirer and saw that you had the same experience with your mother except three years older than me. I just wanted to say how amazing me mother is and that I'm so grateful that she is my mother.
-Valerie Cella

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rosa lopez
195 days ago

Very touching story, my daughter also got diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2013 She had a double masectomy, inplants, chemotherapy, and today was her last radiation treatment 1/10/14.
I was very touch by your story because as a mother I too suffered all that she went through. GOD is great and I thank him everyday for making possible that my daughter overcame this battle.God bless you Ellen.

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Dolores Pope
196 days ago

Seeing Sarah Amento (sp) on your show brought tears to my eyes, as my daughter, Robin, is now three and a half years cancer free. She was diagnosed with this disease at age 46 and underwent a double mastectomy and many rounds of chemo and radiation as did Sarah. God bless Sarah and her family as He has ours.

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Leslie Van Dyke
196 days ago

My daughter Lindsay woke up one day in April to find a dime sized patch of hair gone. She had long beautiful brown down to the middle of her back. Currently she resides at home with us (parents) attends college pursing her career choice of dental hygiene. She works as a server part time to pay for school and help us with the monthly bills. A week after discovering this round patch of missing hair, she discovered 2 more developing patches. Well, first visit to her doctor and a referral to a dermatologist over the course of 2 weeks, she now had numerous patches of hair loss and was diagnosed with alopecia areata, a cruel auto immune disease that attacks the hair follicle. By July, with tiny strands of hair remaining, (she'd lost 98% of her hair in 3 months) she made the choice to shave the remaining hair off. Lindsay struggled with vanity issues losing her hair, as her doctors confirmed there is no cure for alopecia, and regrowth may or may not happen treatment being controversial at best. She endured 30-40 injections directly into her scalp every 2 weeks as a possible treatment choice to stimulate regrowth. With family support, and a faithful boyfriend supporter of 2 years( who himself is a cancer leukemia survivor who experienced baldness from his chemo treatment) Lindsay coped as best she could. Lindsay clung to hope, wore caps to hide her baldness, tried wigs but hated them, and prayed her hair to regrow. It is growing! Although it is short, she said one day, look how beautiful Ellen is with short hair, and made the decision to cut her growing new hair into a short style to maintain . You inspired her Ellen, and helped her to see her own beauty despite losing her long beautiful hair, beauty we told her all along she had both inside and out, that hair loss could not take from her. Her boyfriend, Travis is currently employed by Fontana Police dept. and is currently enrolled in the academy... the same department his future father in law retired from. Lindsay and Travis have marriage aspirations but are both determined to complete their career goals first, but are collecting items as finances permit for their home one day. This is another place you could help them Ellen...the 12 days of giveaways. I know it was difficult for Travis, as was it us, her parents standing by her struggle with baldness. Afterall ,we all loved her, and hurt to see her broken hearted hair loss journey. Today, Lindsay does not know if her short hair will continue to grow and when it will fall out again, she just knows she must live for today, and come what may this terrible auto immune disease, it can not rob her real beauty... her face, her heart and her spirit. Thankfully her disease only does affect the hair, unlike other auto immune diseases that attack vital organs. Maybe you never knew your short haircut and beautiful face would inspire a young lady to hold her head high, no matter what, but you did that for Lindsay. Thank you Ellen. I feel Lindsay and Travis would accept the 12 days of giveaways with extreme gratitude and find a way to pay forward those gifts. Lindsay now stands for being a force for good, and giving forward your gift...whatever it may be. Lindsay hopes one day to help another young lady should she fall victim to Alopecia Areata, supports the Alopecia foundation and importantly, holds her head proud...not knowing how long she will have her new "do"... short hair. Thanks Ellen for listening to our story, thank you for inspiring my daughter to realize her inner and outer beauty.,and thank you for all the gifts YOU pay forward in life.
Kindly,
Leslie.... PS all our pets are spayed and neutered...lol...ending on another happy note. :-)

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Linda K. Miles
196 days ago

My friend, Mickey Malmisur, a now retired teacher, began caring for an elder volunteer who would come to listen to her students read, over 25 years ago. Although there were nieces and nephews living in the same town as Donna, the volunteer, Mickey began lovingly care for her needs because the family was not looking out for her.

Donna is 96 years old now and is dying. Mickey is taking 12 hour shifts staying with Donna at her nursing home so that Donna will not be alone when she dies and to alert professionals in case Donna is in need and is unable to call for help.

Over the years, Mickey has consistently and selflessly cared for Donna's physical, medical, comfort, and emotional needs. Now in Donna's dying days, Mickey remains a loving stable presence for Donna. Mickey has been a loving and caring presence on Earth throughout her entire life and has devoted herself to her family, students and others like Donna her entire life. She deserves something truly special for herself.

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