Ashley Havens and her best friend Nicole Hill from Amelia, Va. will be featured on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" today, March 13, on CBS at 3 p.m.
The two best friends are surprised with a cash gift from Ellen for their work raising money for families with sick children to help pay their hospital bills.
Here's more on their story from “The Ellen DeGeneres Show:"
"Ashley is a mother of three and her youngest daughter Lainey was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect. Ashley tells Ellen support from her family, Nicole, and watching 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' everyday helped her through her daughter’s hospital stays by putting a smile on her face. Ashley also tells Ellen she donated the money her community raised to help support Lainey’s hospital bills to other families with sick children and shares she’s teaching her children, who have raised over $500 for the American Heart Association, to pay it forward. Plus, Ellen surprises Ashley and Nicole with $10,000 each, courtesy of Shutterfly, and decides to double their gift to $20,000 each after realizing the women will most likely try to donate their gift."
Watch a video from the show here: