Nursing grad student gets help from talk show host

Maggie Boglitch and her mother Sam Boglitch hold a $20,000 chequeUWindsor nursing student Maggie Boglitch and her mother Sam Boglitch hold a $20,000 cheque on the set of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The donation will help offset the former’s grad school expenses.

Maggie Boglitch wants to be the best nurse she possibly can, and the UWindsor student got a boost Thursday from a role model: television talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

During Thursday’s episode of the program The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Boglitch received a $20,000 gift to pursue graduate education. Currently a nurse in the special care nursery at St. John Hospital in Detroit, she received her BScN degree in 2014 and began studies in the Master of Nursing program in Fall 2016.

“You’re my inspiration every day,” Boglitch told DeGeneres. “Just to give back to people is the most amazing thing in the world.”

Sponsor Shutterfly, an internet-based image publishing service, surprised Boglitch by paying to fly her mother and sister to the taping to participate in a contest segment, and donated the cheque to help offset her grad school expenses.

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