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Secret Santa surprises couple who took in 4 children following the tragic death of their parents

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The number of children in Dan and Lana Weber’s home suddenly doubled earlier this year after tragedy struck their family twice.

The Madison County couple has five children – Landan, Samantha, Dalan, Mason and Emma.

Lana’s brother, Darin Hammond, died of suicide at the age of 46 on Nov. 1, 2017.

He and his wife, Emilia, were the parents of four children – Symphony, Gavin, Halle, and Eva.

Darin and Emilia Hammond with their four children. | Courtesy photo

Five months after Darin’s death, Emilia died of suicide at the age of 43 on April 5.

Dan and Lana instantly opened their home to their nieces and nephew – and they are now parenting nine children.

It’s been a year of change for all of the children but the family has remained positive and full of faith during this time of adjustment.

Dan and Lana Weber are surprised after receiving a gift from Secret Santa. | Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com

Secret Santa asked the EastIdahoNews.com elves to visit the Weber’s home and surprise them with an early Christmas gift. Watch the video above to see what happened.

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