Emily, who is now in the eighth grade, and her family have had a very difficult time over the previous several years.
It has been a few years after her grandma went away from cancer, and shortly after that, her mother passed away from pancreatic cancer. She went away a little over a week before her birthday, which is a really unfortunate turn of events.
Emily, who was just 14 at the time, was left with the enormous duty of assisting her father in taking care of her five siblings. She was the oldest child, thus it was necessary for her to take responsibility for her family.
The adjustment to life without their mom has been challenging for all of them, but Emily has consistently done her best to make the most of the situation. She had no idea that there was someone outside of their family who recognized and valued all of the work that she had put out.
Emily’s friend wrote a letter to East Idaho’s “Secret Santa” to introduce the teen and say why she deserves a great Christmas gift. Santa took note of the letter, and Emily received a wonderful present.
East Idaho News has been working in conjunction with a mysterious donor who goes by the name “Secret Santa” for the last seven years to offer luxurious presents to any residents of Idaho who are deserving of receiving them.
Emily was selected through the Secret Santa program to receive some of the one million dollars’ worth of gifts that were given out over this year’s holiday season.
The team arrived up unexpectedly and brought presents for the young woman as well as for her family. They had arrived before she had returned from school, but her father had promised them that she would be back in a short while, so they waited for her there.
After waiting for a few minutes, Eaton and his crew came across the oblivious young woman and her brother as they were walking home. Emily was informed after the team’s introductions that they would be receiving presents from them.
Emily and her brother both had puzzled expressions on their faces as they attempted to make sense of what was going on.
Eaton continued by revealing that the gifts had been offered to them by a third party who wished to remain nameless. Emily was taken aback when she opened the first package and saw a number of gift cards for a variety of nearby dining establishments.
“Oh my gosh! “Thank you very much!” was her exclamation upon discovering that the gift cards were each valued one thousand dollars. With that kind of money, Emily and her family could eat at any one of these restaurants for a considerable length of time without breaking the bank.
After it came the second package, which included gift cards to the value of $2,000 for the recipients’ individual use. They may use those funds toward purchasing footwear, clothing, and other items for the entire family.
Due to the fact that she enjoys cooking, Secret Santa chose to offer her a gift card worth $1,000 redeemable at grocery shops as well as another gift card worth $1,000 redeemable at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.