The EastIdahoNews.com team is busy helping a local Secret Santa give $1 million to deserving people in eastern Idaho this holiday season.
Cristy developed what is likely an autoimmune disease after she turned 30. She was perfectly healthy with three young kids and then suddenly, she couldn’t move her body while her nervous system was attacked. She nearly died.
After being in several hospitals for about a year, Cristy was able to finally go home but her life would be forever changed. Using a walker and not able to drive her kids around, lift them, or walk unassisted, she could no longer run, dance, drive, hike or do all the things most of us take for granted.
Through it all, Cristy has developed a strong and positive attitude that she’ll do whatever she can to put herself out there in life and come out on top – especially for her kids. After searching and applying for jobs to support herself, she finally found a job at Bonneville High School a couple weeks ago. She is so excited. She comes home completely exhausted after being on her walker all day but the kids and staff at Bonneville have been amazing to her.
She is doing everything she can to be successful and try and support herself.
Secret Santa asked if we could pay Cristy a visit at her new job and surprise her with some gifts. Check out the video in the player above.