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Secret Santa Update: The widow we surprised with David Archuleta

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For the past five years, we’ve been able to help surprise deserving people in 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.

Last year, we surprised Maila Galo and her five children four months after her husband, Ben Galo, was killed unexpectedly in a construction accident. The couple had been married for nearly 20 years and Maila needed to move into her brother’s home to help make ends meet.

Singer David Archuleta came along with the EastIdahoNews.com team to surprise Maila and he left her with some beautiful Christmas music.

We spoke with Maila’s brother, Shaloam Ofisa, for an update on how the family is doing now. Watch the interview in the video above.

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