A young 8 year old, Safyre Terry, who lost her father and three siblings in an arson attack in 2013 just wants cards to put up the Christmas tree for Christmas.
In the attack, Safyre suffered 75% burns all over her body and has had over 50 operations since.
This year, Liz Dolder, her aunt bought a tree to hang Christmas cards on and Safyre was excited to fill up the tree but her aunt told her that probably wasn’t going to happen considering their current predicament.
But as it turns out, Safyre has more than enough cards from the world over to put up because her aunt posted a request on Facebook for cards for Safyre and the response has been positive. Merry Christmas Safyre! Wish you quick and complete recovery!!
In 2013, Safyre Terry lost her father and three
siblings in an arson attack. She survived but only
because her father shielded her from the fire
with his body. She suffered burns on over 75% of
her body. She has had multiple operations, over
50. Three months after the fire, she lost her right
hand. And in March, she lost her left foot. Safyre
still has problems with her mouth due to the scar
tissue tightening up.
According to Buzzfeed, Safyre is still recovering,
but has received the full support of the local
community in her hometown of Schenectady,
New York. This year her aunt Liz Dolder, who has
sole custody of the 8-year-old, bought a tree to
hang Christmas cards on. Safyre was excited to
fill the tree with cards, but Dolder told her that it
was “probably not going to happen”.
Seeing her disappointment, Dolder posted a
request on facebook for people to send Safyre as
many Christmas cards as possible. There has
been positive response since the initial call few
days ago. People as far away as Australia, South
Africa, and Scotland have been eager to send
cards to Safyre.