TAYLOR, Mich. (WJBK) - A girl suffering from cancer had her Christmas wish answered, with help from Santa Claus and one local caring photographer.
Like many 7-year-old kids around this time, Makaela went to see Santa.
But unlike many 7-year-old kids, Makaela has bone cancer -- so severe that she had to have her left leg amputated above the knee.
Insert Mary Rosecrans, a photographer in Taylor.
"A few times a year, I offer free portrait sessions for families that are affected by cancer. I put an ad on Facebook. Somebody reached out to me and said I have a little girl that's going through cancer. She's got bone cancer," she said.
The relationship grew from there. Rosecrans stayed in touch with Makaela's mom.
On Saturday morning, Makaela came to see Santa.
"What would you like for Christmas this year?" Santa asked.
"A puppy," Makaela replied.
"A puppy? I don't know about a puppy. That's a lot of responsibility. Are you sure you can take care of a puppy?" Santa asked.
"I'm sure you can too. So where is Santa Claus' bag? Oh my gosh, look at that," Santa said.
With that, he pulled out a tiny puppy.
"Your wish came true," Santa said, giving the puppy to Makaela.
Makaela's mom had a message for Rosecrans, as well who helped set this whole thing up.
"Thank you so much Mary for doing this for me and Makaela," she said. "That was ... You didn't have to do this for us but I appreciate it. I owe you big time, thank you so much. That really just shows that there are good people in the world."