School crossing guard, hit by a car while working, receives Secret Santa surprise

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A Secret Santa has asked 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.

Elissa Hayward is a single mother who works three jobs to support her two daughters. One of those jobs is a crossing guard at Hillcrest High School where she was hit by a car last year while working on Sunnyside Road. She’s had to undergo multiple surgeries and is still recovering from the accident.

Elissa’s oldest daughter is going blind from an incurable eye disease and is now having heart issues.

Elissa nominated several people for the Secret Santa program and had no idea others were nominating her.

Secret Santa heard about her challenges and decided to send over his elves while Elissa was working on Sunnyside Road.

After the surprise, a friend of Elissa’s told us the crossing guard used some of her money to help six other families.


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