Young couple facing hardship breaks down when they receive a gift from Secret Santa

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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.

Ashley and Jace Alvarez are the young parents of three children who have been through a lot this year. Ashley suffered a stroke, had several heart surgeries and during her last pregnancy came down with some very serious health conditions.

During all of this, Ashley and Jace have worked with extended family members and friends to make sure their kids are cared for. Jace has been working part time to help care for the family and transport Ashley to the hospital for medical procedures and appointments.

They have tried their best to be self-sufficient and are loved by many people.

When Secret Santa heard about the Alvarez family, he asked the EastIdahoNews.com elves to go pay them a visit with a special gift.

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