A young girl in New York who suffered burns to over 75 percent of her body in a house fire that killed four family members has only one wish for Christmas this year: enough cards to fill her aunt’s card tree.
Two years ago, Safyre Terry’s father and three younger siblings were killed in a fire caused by arson. She was found next to her father, who used his body to shield her from the flames.
In addition to suffering from severe burns, Safyre lost her right hand three months after the fire, and lost her left foot in March.
She’s had dozens of surgeries and her next one is Jan. 5, Safyre’s paternal aunt Liz Dodler told BuzzFeed. Dodler has sole custody of Safyre.
Dodler told Buzzfeed she bought a tree to hang Christmas cards on this year, and Safyre instantly got excited, telling her, “I can’t wait to fill it up.”
“My response was ‘Honey, that’s probably not gonna happen. We maybe get 10 cards a year, and the card tree holds 100,’” she said.
But Dodler decided to try anyway, posting a request for cards on a Facebook group set up to the support the young girl.
The cards have already started coming in for the child, according to a recent post.
Christmas cards for Safyre can be sent to:
P.O. Box 6126
Schenectady, NY 12306, USA