RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Earlier this week, we brought you the story of a mother shopping for Christmas presents in honor of her daughter who was one of five children killed in the Spearfish house fire this past April.
On Saturday, Shannon Huggett and her son Noah, delivered more than 50 gifts in the name of her daughter Phibie to 23-year-old Kristin Brave, a single mother of four, with one on the way.
"This is our first Christmas, and just seeing them happy, takes a lot off of me," said Brave.
Brave hit hard times when her daughter was diagnosed with Epilepsy. She had to quit her job because her daughter needs 24-hour care.
"We've been through a lot," said Brave. "Because she was in the hospital, I wasn't looking forward to Christmas until Shannon messaged me."
And giving back helped Huggett, during her first Christmas without Phibie. It's allowing her to give back to all of those who gave to her family in their time of need.
"It has taken my mind off the reality of it," said Huggett. "And at the same time, it's so surreal, knowing she is not going to be here."
The kids were quick to rip through the gifts, and Santa even came to help spread the Christmas joy. But that joy, didn't come without the pain.
"I mean, I am happy we were able to do this in memory of Phibie, but at the same time, it's hard," said Huggett."
However, she knows Phibie, would be proud.
"Oh, she's loving it. She's definetly got a big smile"