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With her money, Cindy Braatz, from Waterloo, Iowa, decided to help a family that has also faced a horrible tragedy. In April of 2001, Liz's 15-month-old daughter, Emily, was allegedly suffocated by Liz's then boyfriend.

Since that horrible day, Liz has given birth to two sets of twin girls. Summer and Sam are 3 1/2 years old, and Autumn and Addison are just 4 weeks old! Liz's fiancé, Blaine, also has two boys.

Using Blaine as her "inside man," Cindy finds out Liz is in need of a dryer and dishwasher—so Cindy arrives at the house with delivery trucks in tow. She also buys the family a new TV/DVD player and movies for the kids. Cindy brings diapers and baby wipes for the newborns as well. But that's not all! Cindy gives Liz a gift certificate for spa treatments so she can take some time for herself.

"It was a very emotional experience for me," Cindy says. "I think Liz … and the family were quite overwhelmed."
FROM: Oprah's Favorite Giveaway Ever—The Results!
Published on January 01, 2006


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