Elementary school aide sobs when surprised with unexpected gift from a Secret Santa

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The EastIdahoNews.com team is busy helping a local Secret Santa give $1 million to deserving people in eastern Idaho this holiday season. Every day, from now until Christmas, we will post videos of the recipients being surprised with these life-changing gifts.

Annette is 69 years old and works in the kitchen at an elementary school in Sugar City. Her husband died suddenly about 16 years ago and he was the breadwinner teaching high school.

Annette was diagnosed with cancer around 18 months ago, had surgery and is now trying to keep it at bay. She is a very kind and humble person, is extremely frugal (she doesn’t even own a cell phone) and never asks for help from anyone.

Annette’s current vehicle was purchased for her about nine years ago by some Good Samaritan neighbors. It’s starting to have expensive mechanical issues and she could never afford to purchase another.

Secret Santa learned about Annette and asked the East Idaho News elves to give her a big surprise. We ran into some obstacles trying to track her down but finally found Annette. Watch the surprise in the video player above!

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