A Secret Santa surprises elementary school special ed worker with the gift of sight
Secret Santa is back and this Christmas is bigger than ever!
The EastIdahoNews.com team is busy helping a local man gift more than $500,000 this holiday season. A lot more. Secret Santa is a real person who wants to remain anonymous and hopes to help as many individuals in our community as he can.
We will be surprising deserving people and families every day from now until Christmas with gifts unique to their circumstances.
Kallie works at Tiebreaker Elementary School with students who have emotional disabilities. She gives 110% every day to help students who others would be frustrated with and want to give up on.
Last year, Kallie mentioned to some colleagues that she was having problems with her eyes. She has developed cataracts and needs to have surgery. She struggled to read some of the fine print in her manuals and went to the dollar store to buy some magnifying glasses to use.
Kallie went to the eye doctor and was going to schedule surgery but she didn’t have enough money to pay for the operation so she elected to put it off. This year on Halloween, Kallie was out with her grandkids trick-or-treating and noticed a strange dark web crossing her left eye blocking her vision. She knew the cataracts were spreading but couldn’t do much about it.
Secret Santa wants to help Kallie and asked the East Idaho News elves to take her an early Christmas gift. Watch what happened in the video player above.