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Secret Santa Update: The blind woman who needed a new wheelchair

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For the past five years, we’ve been able to help surprise deserving people eastern Idaho with gifts from an anonymous Secret Santa.

Many times we’re asked for updates on the recipients so every Thursday, from now until Christmas, we’ll be posting an interview with someone who received a Secret Santa gift in the past.

Two years ago, we surprised Becky Madsen with funding for a new wheelchair. When she was eight years old, she got chicken pox on Christmas Eve. She took an Aspirin to lower her fever and it caused her to be in a coma for three months.

She is now blind and in a wheelchair. She is unable to work, but that didn’t stop her from going to college, getting married and adopting a baby. Her son was born with fetal alcohol syndrome and he is now in a local high school.

Becky was touched by Secret Santa’s gift and we decided to follow up to see how she’s doing. Watch the interview in the video player above.

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