Merced woman participated in Oprah's giveaway

FRESNO, California

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Amie Marchini returned to Merced for a welcome home viewing party at one of the two assisted living facilities she runs.

Amie's best friend wrote a letter asking Oprah to pick Amie for a show about heroes because she has dedicated her life to helping seniors.

The 36-year-old says the gifts she received are amazing, but that's not the best part of her trip.

Marchini said, "The most important thing was, getting to be a part of such a special group of people who were all nominated as heroes."

Amie says now she's looking forward to learning how to use her new Nikon camera.

A reminder, part two of Oprah's Favorite Things airs Monday at 4:00 p.m., right here on ABC30.

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