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04/14/2013 04:06 pm ET | Updated Apr 15, 2013

Michael Jackson's Daughter Paris Says 'He Was An Incredible Father'

Paris Jackson opens up about her late father Michael Jackson in the Mail on Sunday's Event magazine.

According to the Daily Mail, the 15-year-old admits in the mag that Michael was a wonderful father and that all he wanted was to give her and her brothers Prince, now 16, and Blanket, now 11, a normal childhood.

"I have lots of memories of my father. He was an incredible father. We all loved him to death," Paris says, continuing, "He’d try to educate us as much as he could and was always looking out for us. He was very protective."

Paris goes on to explain that he wanted to give his children the childhood he never had, which explains why Michael always had them wear face masks while out in public.

"He didn’t want anyone to see what we looked like. That way we could have what he didn’t, which was a normal childhood," she shares.

Paris, Prince and Blanket have been living a life in the spotlight since Michael's death in July 2009, but Paris insists they are still a lot like any other kids, revealing she attends a public school so she can "have a normal high-school experience."

Next on Paris' list? Restoring the Neverland ranch, which she wants to bring back so that sick children can enjoy it.

"I cried and cried," Paris explains of the moment she saw the estate's Ferris Wheel was gone. "It’s beautiful there," she adds, "It still has good energy."

And her positive attitude and devotion to her father might explain why Paris aspires to be a heart surgeon.

"I want to help people," Paris simply states. "That's it."

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