Ashton and Tristen Russ are pretty excited about the toys they got for Christmas, but a work accident their dad Jonathan got into just a month before the Christmas almost kept it all from being possible.
"I was loading truck like I usually do and I was dragging some pipe from one end of the warehouse to another and we use rope to tie it off to help drag it and the loose end fell off and caught around the back wheel of the forklift and pinched my fingertips off," said Jonathan.
He hasn't been able to work since.
His wife Ashlie said, "Without him working there was gonna be no extra money to be able to buy Christmas and I guess that was his biggest worry. That was the first thing he said at the hospital was 'this happened and it's right at Christmas time what are we gonna do?'"
Just a week an a half before Christmas, they received a phone call that changed everything.
Ashlie said, "It was his mom and she said that theres gonna be a guy calling you to meet with you about some Christmas for the kids with an organization. So It was just amazing."
One of Jonathan's co-workers recommended his family for a new program put on by Teamsters for Tots, an organization made up of truck drivers that raise money for families at Christmas time.
29 families, including the Russ's, were given gift cards to shop at Kmart for their children. The organization provided $7,000 worth of gift cards.
On Christmas morning, the gifts on their kid's list, were under the tree.
"I was so worried about them not getting anything. It just terrified me and after this I was just, I guess blessed," said Jonathan.