Nikki DeLoach on the importance of ‘Giving Tuesday' and her personal connection

Nikki DeLoach has starred in several Hallmark movies and also on the hit MTV series "Awkward."

When she was five months pregnant, she learned her unborn son had multiple heart defects and might not survive. Five days after after Bennett was born, he underwent open heart surgery at Children's Hospital LA and survived.

She joined us on Good Day LA to talk about the experience and how important Giving Tuesday is to nonprofit institutions like Children's Hospital LA.

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. If you'd like to support Children's Hospital, you can do so by texting "CHLA" to 41444 or visit to donate any amount.

The first 200 people who donate $27 or more will receive a gold-tone CHLA butterfly holiday ornament.

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