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When Heidi, a 33-year-old film producer who works in Los Angeles, saw the ChristmasKindness show, she was spurred into action. "When Oprah stood there and said, 'We are all human beings, we all must do something,' I totally felt like she was talking to me. I thought, 'She is saying: You, Heidi, need to get off your couch. This is the time. You have got to give back. You've been given and given and given. So what are you going to do? What's your gift going to be?'"
Heidi joined a group that went to Nigeria to train women to administer a drug that dramatically reduces HIV transmission from mother to child. Heidi says she still holds the lessons of her experience. "If everyone committed one week, the world would change," she says. "In a year it would be a different place."