Secret Santa surprises couple who took in 4 children following the tragic death of their parents

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  • Published on: 02 December 2018
  • The number of children in Dan and Lana Weber’s home suddenly doubled earlier this year after tragedy struck their family twice.

    The Madison County couple has five children – Landan, Samantha, Dalan, Mason and Emma.

    Lana’s brother, Darin Hammond, died of suicide at the age of 46 on Nov. 1, 2017.

    He and his wife, Emilia, were the parents of four children – Symphony, Gavin, Halle, and Eva.

    Five months after Darin’s death, Emilia died of suicide at the age of 43 on April 5.

    Dan and Lana instantly opened their home to their nieces and nephew – and they are now parenting nine children.

    It’s been a year of change for all of the children but the family has remained positive and full of faith during this time of adjustment.

    Secret Santa asked the EastIdahoNews.com elves to visit the Weber’s home and surprise them with an early Christmas gift. Watch the video above to see what happened.
  • Runtime : 5:58
  • Secret Santa Rexburg EastIdahoNews.com Nate Eaton surprise kindness children

COMMENTS: 40

  • squishies funny
    squishies funny   3 days ago

    im actually impressed when he know theirvages of the all of the children and sorry for you family

  • Melanie Jecker
    Melanie Jecker   4 weeks ago

    i like how the dad gave a little description of each kid instead of just saying we have 4 kids and 4 nieces and nephews here.

  • Don H
    Don H   1 months ago

    Next time you start thinking that people are terrible, remember this family. They stepped up to the plate and will be very rewarded for their generosity and love.

  • Brian Michael
    Brian Michael   1 months ago

    May God Bless this beautiful family! Another job well done by Secret Santa!

  • Prabhakar Hegde
    Prabhakar Hegde   1 months ago

    Dear Brother .Please make your videos little longer because you do not know how much Joy it brings in every tearful ❤️

  • William Sevier
    William Sevier   1 months ago

    I don't have a very large house, but I'd damn sure make room if I ever had to take in any of my family's kids for any reason...or anyone's kids for that matter.

  • loveforeignaccents
    loveforeignaccents   1 months ago

    You could just tell what beautiful hearts and souls these people have. Much happiness to them and their extended family!!!

  • FLY EAGLES FLY
    FLY EAGLES FLY   1 months ago

    I have 2 kids and constantly forget what grade theyre in...

  • Alacrana Amorosa
    Alacrana Amorosa   2 months ago

    😭💔Loosing parents it's really overwhelming but gaining and knowing there's someone out there that loves you dearly is a blessing🙏💖

  • Emily Wiebel
    Emily Wiebel   2 months ago

    So happy they were taken in by their uncle and aunt and were able to be with family who love them. They are an amazing couple!!

  • KingLeo2019
    KingLeo2019   2 months ago

    Wow the father is great he remembers everything from their ages,to grades,to schools wow very impressive....... My deepest sympathies goes out to these children I can only imagine what they have gone through loosing both of their parents within a matter of months that’s extremely tragic 💔 thank God their aunt & uncle were able to take them in they have been through enough....... May God blesses them & Secret Santa on this amazing gift they deserve it and can sure use it for them or family !!!!! 🙏🏿🙌🏽💔😰🕊🖤😅

  • The Cove
    The Cove   2 months ago

    Suicide is horrible. Sad they didn’t persevere to see what could have been. I hope these children have a better chance now of not repeating this problem.

  • Mark Mark
    Mark Mark   2 months ago

    Amazing, my 3 children have to text me to remind me of a birthday the next day, and I haven't a clue of their ages at the time, yet this guys rattled of 8 ages!

  • Pareltje Lief
    Pareltje Lief   2 months ago

    Wauw this is like a movie but in real live.. greatest parents ever!

  • Kid Vicious
    Kid Vicious   2 months ago

    Wow it is not everyone who could afford to take in so many children. It is obvious how blessed they are to have each other.

  • J Frazz
    J Frazz   2 months ago

    If I’d had to be raised by my aunt and uncle, I’d have killed myself.

  • Clip5299
    Clip5299   2 months ago

    I knew from jump they was LDS they are some amazing people

  • That Dude There
    That Dude There   2 months ago

    I know that i am a year late! But wow just wow ❤️

  • Cherie Allen
    Cherie Allen   2 months ago

    Remarkable couple..and family. I'll ❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕

  • Supreme Source Energy Shines On!

    I am deeply grateful for what you are doing. Suicide is never the answer to eliminate pain. As it causes a ripple effect to that pain for sooo many of those closest to the one committing the Suicide. Like how could anyone have children, raise them for any length of time and then check out of their lives?? Not just 1 parent but both parents??

  • terock22
    terock22   2 months ago

    Hahahahaha what us with white people and no emotionsThe father: wow.......wow.....wow.......😅😅😅

  • Jazz Mc
    Jazz Mc   2 months ago

    Wow! Natalia is gorgeous!

  • Lucida Rose
    Lucida Rose   2 months ago

    Double suicide that's horrible mental health is seriously important. The devil is real and so is Jesus, for those whom contemplate suicide please know there hope in Jesus and that He loves you and has a huge purpose for your life no matter what lies the devil throws at you. Prayers going out to the family.

  • Ashley Nicole
    Ashley Nicole   2 months ago

    I cant judge the parents for committing suicide. Noone can or should. You never know what someone is going through.

  • kim thompson
    kim thompson   2 months ago

    I'd love to know why people dislike these videos. Makes no sense to me.

  • James Road
    James Road   2 months ago

    Live in the moment and love your family ❤️

  • Stephen Fermoyle
    Stephen Fermoyle   2 months ago

    amazing i love how Dad is so thrilled but they are such humble people and he loves looking after all those kids god bless them all....also its all about the MOM SHE ROCKS

  • noemi Hinojosa
    noemi Hinojosa   2 months ago

    God bless this family. I hope you always stay close even with growing older, going to college or finding careers, and building your own family in the future. Remember the foundation your parents made for you. Best wishes!

  • liz sipp
    liz sipp   2 months ago

    Holy I can’t imagine both parents dying by suicide . I’m so sorry for this family and the children . The effects of losing just one parent to suicide are staggering . I can’t imagine both . This family has a lot of faith and love . Blessings to them thank you secret Santa

  • Dr. T
    Dr. T   2 months ago

    These are beautiful children. Regardless of any hardship the parents may be going through, committing suicide (as its written in the clip description) is not the answer. I wish they had talked to someone, seeking professional help. Its very tragic.

  • Ingrid C
    Ingrid C   2 months ago

    Ok. I can't stop crying! So much love in the midst of so much heartache! 🙏♥🙏 Love, peace and joy to this beautiful family!

  • Riley Sanchez
    Riley Sanchez   2 months ago

    I kind of wish they were given 50 000 instead lol