A Secret Santa surprise for a father of 8 who is fighting aggressive cancer (and says you shouldn’t feel sorry for him)
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EastIdahoNews.com is spreading Christmas cheer with the help of a Secret Santa who asked us to help him give away $250,000 this holiday season.
Nominations are being accepted until Christmas day for individuals and families truly in need. Every nomination is read, and Secret Santa decides how he can best help as many people as possible. The EastIdahoNews.com elves surprise the recipients and record many of their reactions. Some stories are too sensitive to share publicly, but we hope you feel the Christmas spirit as you watch and share these videos with your friends and family members.
We are no longer accepting submissions for Secret Santa 2018. Thank you for helping Secret Santa make this Christmas special for so many.
Brent and Shannon Hummer have eight children ranging from 2-16 years old. A few months ago, Brent was diagnosed with an extremely rare and aggressive form of cancer called Mucinous Adenocarcinoma. This cancer attacks the body in various locations and Brent has a mass growing around his bladder and bowels. He recently had over 70 lymph nodes removed from his body.
Despite this huge trial, the Hummers do not feel sorry for themselves and they do not want anyone else to either. After Brent was diagnosed, Shannon posted on Facebook: “Hard is Good.” She spoke of many other big trials she and Brent have experienced including infertility, several children with special needs, moving many times, unemployment and a baby with multiple heart defects.
The Hummers have pleaded with their friends and family members to not feel sorry for them. She says, “We do not have time for pity, doubt, or questioning of why God did this to us. We are saving our energy for faith, hope, and love.”
Secret Santa thought the Hummers could use a special Christmas gift this year so he sent the EastIdahoNews.com elves over with a surprise. Watch the video above to see what happened!