Double the Surprise
Growing up, identical twins Britney and Bethany had to overcome challenging learning disorders that severely delayed basic speech development. Against the odds, they accomplished the seemingly impossible—they not only finished high school, but graduated at the top of their class.
Britney and Bethany were accepted into the school of their dreams, Baylor University in Texas, and the whole family pitched in to try to help. The twins' siblings secretly worked extra shifts and saved $10,000. The family even considered selling their house in order to pay for Britney and Bethany's college education.
To help fulfill their wildest dreams, Oprah sent American Idol star Clay Aiken to surprise Britney and Bethany. He told the twins that they were heading to Chicago for an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show they'd never forget.
When Britney and Bethany arrived for the show, Ty Pennington of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, announced that he would outfit each sister's college dorm room with his home line from Sears!
And, of course, that wasn't all. "Britney and Bethany, your tuition is paid!" Oprah said. "Your room and board is paid! Four years at Baylor—completely paid!"