Kylee can't hear. So she was not able to respond to her daughters whenever they needed her or were in danger.
Kylee, who lives with partial hearing loss, has two daughters, a 4-year-old and 22 months old. She can't hear the girls clearly, and many times she can't hear them at all, due to her hearing loss. If there are any background noises, she struggles and can't tell what's what or who's who. Some tones and persons are completely inaudible to her. It's impacting her capacity to respond to her daughters since she can't hear whether they need her or are in danger. Hearing aids would substantially improve her life, but they are pricey, and money is limited. But Kylee never complains and always does her best.
This holiday season, the EastIdahoNews.com team is assisting a local Secret Santa in distributing $1 million to needy residents in eastern Idaho. The team has been posting videos of the recipients receiving these life-changing presents every day. Secret Santa requested that the East Idaho News elves pay Kylee a Christmas surprise visit. The EIN team provided her with a $5000 hearing aid!
In the video, Kylee, staying at her sister's house, is surprised by the visit from Nate Eaton and shares that she frequently watches and enjoys news from him. Nate goes into the house and says to Kylee, "We're glad we caught you. We have a gift for you from an anonymous Secret Santa who asked us to come and visit you!" Kylee, visibly moved, even though she didn't know what was in there, thanks Nate. Nate then hands the package to Kylee. She observes a hearing aid and is completely shocked by it! She exclaims, "Oh my God!" and starts to cry after being overwhelmed by the kind gesture.
Nate wishes Kylee a Merry Christmas and then proceeds to relay the second surprise. The anchor shares that their team has been in touch with the doctor that Kylee visits, and says, "We've been in touch with him and you're gonna get all new hearing aids, Secret Santa's gonna pay to get them fitted everything has been taken care of all you need to do is make a call."
But that's not all, Nate continues with another gift box that entailed about $10,000 in treatment expenditures! Kylee sees it and cries. The video concludes with Nate meeting Kylee's kids and wishing them all a Merry Christmas, saying he hopes they'll have a nice Christmas, to which Kylee responds, "Yeah, I think we will!"
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