In October 2006, Oprah gave more than 300 audience members the opportunity to experience what she calls "truly the best gift"...the gift of giving back. During Oprah's favorite giveaway ever, each person in the audience received $1,000 to donate to a charitable cause of their choice. Several months later, the challenge is still going strong—and has even gone international!
When audience members Valerie Creedon and Kelly Blask heard about a baby in Ireland who was in need of serious medical attention, they instantly knew they wanted to help.
Baby Joshua has arthrogryposis, a disease that forces his joints to contract. When he was born, his hands were curled into his chest, and his legs were bent back so far that his tiny feet touched his back.