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“Holiday Miracle” a Reality for our Illinois Bucket List Winner

What started as a contest on Facebook has become a “Christmas miracle” for Karen Sepeda.

Two months ago, Karen entered our #FNBBucketList contest in her home state of Illinois. Out of hundreds of entires, she won a scuba diving experience. But her story doesn’t end there.

After hearing about the recent loss of her husband, we wanted to make her winning experience even more special. Just in time for Christmas Eve, Karen was flown to Yakima, WA, for an 11-day family-filled visit where she surprised her 5 children and 15 grandkids, some of whom she had never seen in person. Also included was a family shopping spree, dinner experience for her entire family, plus a pamper-filled spa day.

We were honored to help make this special experience a reality for Karen and her family. Enjoy watching and reading more about her story here:

Yakima Herald

KIMA-TV

WIFR