Parents of 13 Children Gifted With $5,000 From Secret Santa After Dad Suffers Aneurysm

The family was emotional when they received the gift.

The parents of 13 children got a welcome Christmas surprise after a hard year. 

The lives of Rachel and Russell Keppner were turned upside down when Russell suffered a brain aneurysm earlier this year and had to be hospitalized.

This left Rachel, who had been a stay-at-home mom, the only working parent in the house. 

Although Russell made it home in time for Christmas, a Secret Santa wanted to give the family a gift to make their lives a little bit easier.

A reporter from  East Idaho News surprised the family with a check for $5,000 as they ate at a local restaurant.

In a moment captured on video, Rachel breaks down in tears as soon as she realizes what it is.

“Thank you!” was all she could manage to say.