After losing his wife, a single father with seven children received the best Christmas gift of all. His children would have a merry holiday.
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Dakota Nelson was spending time with his wife in their garage in July as they did quite often. They were playing around and joking, happy to be in their home and with their children. Dakota left to get a few tools, leaving his wife in the garage alone.
Within moments, she was on the ground and couldn’t breathe.
The couple’s son called 911 for help. Dakota tried to breathe life back into his wife until the fire department and paramedics arrived.
After Dakota’s wife went without oxygen to her brain for almost half an hour, she slipped into a coma that lasted for a few weeks.
Her body failed, and she died while her husband was by her side.
Dakota now had the daunting task of caring for his seven kids on his own. The children range in ages from 1 to 16. While the older children help around the house and with the younger children, Dakota has found that it’s difficult being a single father.
He works three jobs to make sure his kids have their basic needs met, such as food and clothing. With Christmas coming, he wasn’t sure how he would provide gifts for them until a secret Santa started a fundraiser for his family.
Find out what the mystery Santa planned for Dakota and his kids and how Dakota reacted to receiving help when he thought there was no hope by watching the video below.
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