Santa made a special early house call this holiday season to 8-year-old Bailey Bennett of Oak Grove, Mo. (near Kansas City). 

Bailey has an aggressive form of cancer and her family received devastating news last month that she's stopped responding to treatments. That's why Santa wants to make this Bailey's best Christmas ever.

He brought her an Elf on the Shelf doll, which she named Peppermint, that has some special plans in the works. 

According to local news station KCTV:

"A group of local anonymous do-gooders, the Elves of Christmas Present, is gathering volunteers to send Peppermint on adventures. Anyone can get a copy of one of the elves, pose it in fun places and take photos to put up on a Facebook page."

Find out how you can get a Peppermint doll for Bailey by clicking here.

Click here for more information on the Elves of Christmas Present.