WATCH: 8-Year-Old Girl Sells Artwork in Order to Get a Diabetic Alert Dog
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It took a lot of brush strokes, but Emma Brussell is finally getting a buddy.

The 8-year-old from Long Island, New York, who has Type 1 diabetes, asked for a diabetic alert dog for Christmas, according to ABC 7, which reported the story. Unfortunately, Santa couldn’t deliver, considering the specially trained pups cost $15,000 to buy.

So Brussell decided to make her own magic happen.

“I decided, ‘Hey, I’m good at art, why don’t I sell my paintings?’ ” she said. “I think of a painting, and then I...