A popular teacher facing major health issues is surprised by Secret Santa

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A Secret Santa has asked EastIdahoNews.com to help him give away $200,000 to deserving people and families living in east Idaho. From now until Christmas, Santa’s “elves” will be delivering surprises to many in our community. Some of the deliveries will be recorded – many will not. If you’d like to nominate someone for a Secret Santa surprise, click here.

Earlier this year, Mo Haws woke up to a pop in his back. The 37-year-old was flown by medical helicopter to Utah where he had to undergo immediate surgery. A few days later, doctors determined Mo had a condition called Cauda Eqina Syndrome and he was paralyzed from the waist down.

Mo teaches 6th-8th grade history at White Pine Charter School in Idaho Falls. He is now walking with a cane but spends most of his days in his wheelchair.

When Secret Santa heard about Mo’s challenges, he asked the Secret Santa elves to go surprise him.


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