By KDKA Web Intern Katie McLaughlin

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Santa and Macy’s teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant a little girl her wish.

Seven-year-old Nikita Lee suffers from intractable epilepsy, which cannot be controlled with medication. She has always wanted to sleep in a castle, and the McKeesport native is getting her wish – with a princess castle bedroom makeover. But Nikita needed to look like a princess as well.

Friday, Macy’s and Santa treated Nikita to a special princess makeover, gifts and lunch at Tic Toc, Macy’s restaurant.

A limo whisked Nikita and her family to Macy’s in downtown Pittsburgh, where Make-A-Wish Foundation and Macy’s staff greeted her with a bouquet, hot pink princess sash and glittering tiara.

Nikita then donned a purple princess dress, white stole, sequined silver purse, magic wand and sparkly princess shoes. She also received a makeover from Benefit makeup artists, complete with eyeliner in bright blue, her favorite color.

After writing a letter to Santa and placing it in Macy’s Believe mailbox, Nikita met Santa, who gifted her with a plush pink and purple unicorn, a Barbie princess doll, and princess accessories. Nikita also received a pint-size teddy bear, which she gifted to her little brother, Isaiah.

The day wrapped up at Tic Toc, where Nikita ordered her favorite lunch, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Nikita can’t wait to see her princess castle bedroom, and Santa has promised her more presents, which she will share with her brother on Christmas Day. She is just one of many children who have had their truest wish come true, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is granting dozens of wishes across the country as part of Wishes Across America. This coincides with Macy’s National Believe Day, during which Macy’s will double their Believe mailbox donations, donating $2 for every letter dropped in the Santa Mail Letterboxes.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children ages two-and-a-half to 18-years-old with life-threatening medical conditions. More information about the foundation and how to donate can be found at

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