Twelve-year-old Sierra is a doll, which is why News 8 took her to American Girl to get one herself.
"I feel awesome," she yelled out.
She got the royal treatment at American Girl.
"I picked out a doll to dress her up. She's a beautiful doll and I love her."
Sierra didn't pick out just any doll.
"She looks like me," said Sierra smiling from ear to ear.
Beautiful and radiant, Sierra picked out her mini-me. She found it quite hysterical.
"I can't stop laughing," she said, attempting to regain her composure.
Sierra is uplifting and delightful. The seventh grader comes across as innocent yet wise. She says her daily prayers and one day wants to be a minister.
"Dear Heavenly Father, please help me to make good choices today. In school, to pass grades and to go have fun,” she says.
That's her daily prayer before she leaves her house. At school, Sierra receives special education and enjoys every subject. She plans on teaching her new doll everything she knows.
"I'll teach her all the things that I like to do,” Sierra said. “Play, go outside and walk and talk."
Unlike most girls her age, this new doll has special meaning for Sierra: "It's great to have a new family."
Sierra sees her doll as a new family member to keep her company. She plans to shower her new friend with love, care and attention –– all of the qualities she prays for in a forever family.