The Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa team became Santa's helpers today as we granted a Heartwarming Holiday wish for a Coker woman!

We awarded our first Heartwarming Holidays prize today to Alta George, a loving mother and grandma who's recently experienced some hard times. Alta was nominated to receive a Heartwarming Holiday wish by her daughter-in-law LaTisha Clark. Here's the story LaTisha submitted to us:

This amazing lady is my Mother-in-law but is just like my momma, she has always been there, helped out and done what she could through even her hard times even by taking in my family of 6 in a 2 bedroom home. That's a lot for someone that's used to loving alone. In the last few months she's had some heart problems that put her out if work then just as she was getting back in to things she fell on a early Saturday morning and tore up her arm she hasn't been able to work since. She is a Godly woman and puts everyone before her self and this Christmas she isn't able to do for her grandchildren and children like years past. She is unable to do her job to have income until she can lift a dog. You see Alta is a Dog Groomer at Claws in Paws in Northport AL. She had surgery about 2 months ago to fix the torn parts of her shoulder. I know that God doesn't put anymore on you than you can handle but this Amazing, Loving, Caring, Godly woman needs some relief. Please help me give her some relief and help her have a Joyous Christmas. Thank you so much.

I called LaTisha this morning to give her the good news, and she and I worked together to surprise Alta! LaTisha told Alta that she ABSOLUTELY HAD to come to the radio station today, but she wouldn't say why... watch the video above to see Alta's reaction to being surprised with a Heartwarming Holiday wish.

We're so happy to know that we were able to make Alta's Christmas a little more merry and bright! We still have two other Heartwarming Holiday wishes to grant--one more winner will receive a $250 prize pack like Alta, and one special family will be selected to receive ONE THOUSAND dollars!

Heartwarming Holidays wouldn't be possible without the kindness of our sponsors, so let's give them a shoutout now!

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