Viewers Give Big!
Missy and Jeff's children with their dog, Rocket
Oprah's Big Give viewers are already getting inspired to start Big Gives in their own communities. After watching the premiere, Shelley sent an e-mail saying she wanted to be a Big Giver in her hometown of Bedford, Indiana.

In early 2008, Shelley's high school classmate, Missy, lost everything in a house fire. Missy, her husband, Jeff, and their 8-year-old triplets barely made it out of the house alive.

Everyone in the house was fast asleep when the family dog, Rocket, came into Missy and Jeff's room around 3:30 a.m. He woke them up before the smoke alarms went off. Thanks to the early warning, the couple managed to get their children outside before flames enveloped their home.