In addition to her own three kids, Bernadette took custody of her six nieces and nephews because her brother and his wife were addicted to heroin. And they were all crammed into her three-bedroom apartment. "I'm happy that we're all together, but it just makes me feel sad that I can't do better to accommodate them and make them happier," Bernadette told Oprah. "I think last Christmas was the worst Christmas of my life because three of my children had to wake up with nothing."
Bernadette's wildest dream was to celebrate a beautiful Christmas with her family. And Oprah delivered! The kids went crazy on an all-you-can-grab shopping spree at Toys"R"Us!
But that wasn't it—Oprah hired her Realtor®, Ameta Cartwright, to help Bernadette choose a brand new house!
"Bernadette, for the first time in your life, you're going to be a homeowner!" Oprah said.