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Illness, death and job loss converge on Utah County family before Christmas

Illness, death and job loss converge on Utah County family before Christmas

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United Way of Utah County is still need sponsors for over 60 families this Christmas — the majority of the families have two to four children in them. There are a few families with one, five, eight and nine children. Additionally, help is needed from sponsors who are willing to help teenagers.

If any kids deserve to be placed on the nice list this year, it’s Naomi’s daughter and two sons.

As a single mom, Naomi already had a lot to deal with before finding out her 10-year-old daughter Brielle had Type 1 Diabetes over the summer.

The disease had progressed to the point that Brielle’s kidneys were failing, and she stayed in the hospital for a week.Naomi took off work to be with Brielle, and shortly after found out she had lost her job. But she didn’t even have time to look for jobs, because in October, her father got […]

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