In an emotional video, David Archuleta goes Christmas caroling with the East Idaho News team to deliver more than just a song.
With the move, the children started new schools the day after their dad’s funeral and there are now 19 people living in that one home. Just days ago, Malia’s oldest son left for a Latter-day Saints mission in Omaha, Nebraska. He opened his mission call a few days before his dad’s accident and will now be gone for two years. This is a major expense and another big adjustment for this single mom.
Maila is collecting very little from Ben’s accident insurance and tries to live so humbly as she cares for her children ages 16, 14, 12, and 7.
Secret Santa asked the East Idaho News elves to surprise Maila at her brother’s home and, along the way, the crew picked up American Idol star David Archuleta so he could bring the spirit of Christmas through music. The team is busy helping a local man gift $500,000 this holiday season! Secret Santa is a real person who wants to remain anonymous and wants to help as many people as he can. You can see more videos here.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.