Tisha and Kevin Beauchmin are a Las Vegas couple and the parents of five children. When their neighbor, Audrey, a single mother of three who lives across the street, asked the Beauchmins if her kids could stay with them while she went to the hospital for some tests, the Beauchmins agreed.
According to KVVU, Audrey's tests results came back: stage 2 esophageal and stomach cancer. Audrey then asked Tisha to become the legal guardian of her children, and Tisha agreed. Audrey died shortly after.
"Something a lot of people don't know: Tisha was brought up in an orphanage," Elizabeth Thams, who nominated the Beauchmins for KVVU's family surprise, told the news station. "She was not going to let [Audrey's] kids go. Her five kids and her husband have now become a family of 10. I can't do [anything] for her. They could use the help."
"Now I'm trying to become a foster mom, so I can become their mom," Tisha told KVVU. "Because they're kids. I had to go into the foster home, and I don't ever want them to have to deal with anything I had to deal with as a child because children deserve to be children. They deserve a loving family and a place to call home."
According to Liftable, the non-profit Rebuilding Together, along with support from United Nissan, America First Credit Union, Albertsons, Vons, and various individual donors, the Beauchmins received upgrades to their home, $1500, and a year's-worth of food.
“It’s overwhelming that somebody would do this for me and my family," Tisha said, notes Liftable. "I didn’t do anything too special. I did what anybody in my shoes would have done.”