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Grandmother fighting cancer gets stolen Christmas presents replaced by state police

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It's been a rough couple of weeks for Michelle Albert.

"I'm a little overwhelmed," Albert said.

The Saginaw resident is battling stage IV cancer and has been in and out of the hospital for treatments.

While in the hospital someone broke in took everything from under the tree, as well as family heirlooms.

"Family stuff that was just totally irreplaceable unfortunately," Albert said.

That's where Michigan State Police comes in.

"This is something that happened to her. I don't appreciate someone doing that to someone for Christmas," said Trooper Rick Jones.

They heard about what happened and decided to lend a helping hand.

"Hopefully now we can make Christmas a little bit better for her family and kids," Jones said.

On Tuesday, Jones surprised Albert with hundreds of dollars worth of presents to replace what had been snatched.

The presents were purchased thanks to the staff at the MSP Flint post and department of corrections.

"It's a hard time. We all have family too. And we care about people. And this is just one way we can show it," Jones said.

Albert said she doesn't know what she would have done without the help of the state police.

She said is so thankful for the kind gesture.

"I think we're going to have a great Christmas Eve with my grandkids,” Albert said. “Just thank you very much. There really has been a lot of community support since TV5 did the story and I don't think I could have had a better ending."

>>READ MORE: Check out our previous story on Michelle Albert<<

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