(WJBK) - A little girl with a big heart.
Cheyenne Valencia-Munn wants to make Christmas bright for kids who don't have families or don't have much of anything.
"I wanted to do this since I was young but never thought I could do it," she said. "I want to bring presents to kids didn't get much presents and don't have a family and don't have that much money. I want to help them out for Christmas."
A passion that runs so deep - it brought the 9 year-old to tears.
"I get spoiled a lot and I don't like that," she said. "I don't like to get that many presents for Christmas, I just like to be with my family."
She already had Santa's helper ready - her grandpa.
"Ever since she was this tall, she told everyone her grandpa was Santa," said Bill Abraham. "And she asked if I could come with her, so here I am."
So Cheyenne came up with this wonderful selfless idea to raise money and buy presents and even give some of her own to kids who need it most. But the problem is when they called around they couldn't find anyone who would take them up on this idea.
"Places say that I am not allowed to go in and talk to the children," Cheyenne said. "I want to go in and talk to the children."
"We couldn't find anyone that would let her do it," Abraham said. "But she wanted so much to give and it makes a grandparent and Santa proud of her."
"I was really worried we wouldn't be able to find anyone," said April Persyn, her mom. "This is like one thing she wants to do and I couldn't make it happen."
For one reason or another Cheyenne's mom says she was turned down by several facilities and organizations which said the trio would not be able to deliver presents on Christmas day.
So April Persyn turned to FOX 2 posting her request on our Facebook page - hoping one of our viewers may be able to help Cheyenne fulfill her Christmas wish. We hope so too.
"To play with them and help them out and to do what they would do, when they have a family," she said.
"She wants to give up her Christmas," said April. "Most kids are stingy nowadays. She is willing to give up all of it to help. I think it is awesome. I love her for that."
TO HELP- If you want to help Cheyenne and her family, contact her mother on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/april.m.abraham