In July 2018, Dakota and his wife Ream were mucking around in the basement.
The delighted pair was giggling and having fun. Everything appeared to be in order.
He once left the yard for a little while to get some tools, and when he came back, he saw his wife, who is 38, asleep on the floor.
She was not breathing, and her face was blue.
While their 11-year-old son contacted 911, he tried to do CPR. According to doctors, her brain was deprived of oxygen for at least 20 minutes.
Before she passed away, she spent weeks in a coma. Docs are still unsure of precisely what led to her sudden demise.
As a heartbroken widower and single parent, he was abruptly left to care for his 7 children, who ranged in age from 1 to 16.
To pay the expenses, he had three part-time jobs.
Just in time for the holidays, an anonymous benefactor who wanted to bring some holiday happiness heard his story and definitely wanted to assist.
He was completely astonished when he first saw his present, and he immediately started crying tears of appreciation.
Please visit the Nelson family’s GoFundMe page , which Ream’s sister set up, if you would want to provide any assistance.