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Girl who lost family in fire has 1 wish: Christmas cards

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Girl who lost family in fire has 1 wish: Christmas cards
    New York girl hopes to receive cards from around the world
    UPDATED 11:56 AM EST Dec 08,

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    Safyre Schenectady's Super Survivor



    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. —A 5-year-old New York girl who lost her family in a fire that was intentionally set has one wish this holiday season: Christmas cards from around the world.

    In 2013, Safyre Terry’s father and three younger siblings died in a fire caused by arson. Safyre was found in the debris next to her father, who used his body to shield her from the flames.

    Safyre suffered severe burns, and in the months following the fatal blaze she lost her right hand and left foot.

    She lives with her aunt, Liz Dodler, who has sole custody. Her aunt bought a tree to hang holiday cards on, and when the little girl saw the tree she said she couldn’t wait to fill it up.

    Dodler took to Facebook to post a photo of Safyre standing next to the tree in the hopes of getting enough cards to fill the display.

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    Cards can be sent to:

    Safyre
    P.O. Box 6126
    Schenectady NY 12306
     
  2. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Girl's simple wish for Christmas cards coming true
    Sa'fyre Terry receiving treatment at Boston hospital
    Published 10:47 PM EST Dec 09, 2015

    BOSTON —The story of a New York girl who asked for Christmas cards after being severely burned in a fatal fire has gone viral, and now she has a special connection to Boston.

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    Sa'fyre Terry suffered severe burns after someone set fire to her home in Schenectady, New York, that killed her father and three siblings.

    She was the only survivor.

    At Boston's Shriner's Hospital, where she's receiving treatment, the nurses call her Spitfire.

    "She's an engaging kid," Dr. Rob Sheridan said. "She wants to know who you are. She wants to know what's going on and she's not afraid to ask questions and she's not afraid to be engaged."

    She has a long road to recovery ahead, but the team at Shriners said they are amazed at how far she's come.

    "She has been able to achieve a functional level that we were very surprised at," Dr. Philip Chang said. "Currently she is able to attend school and interact with friends."

    Her aunt, Liz Dodler, has custody of Terry, said she bought a tree to hang Christmas cards on, and when Terry saw it she said she couldn't wait to fill it up.

    That's when she wished for Christmas cards from around the world, and now they're starting to pour in.

    There's still time for you to send her one, too.

    Cards can be sent to:
    Safyre
    P.O. Box 6126
    Schenectady, NY 12306

    Girl's simple wish for Christmas cards coming true
     
  3. FTH

    FTH MassCops Member

    Earlier this month, we brought you the story of Safyre Terry, a young girl who, two years ago, lost her family and suffered burns to over 75% of her body. The cause of the blaze was arson and the perpetrator is believed to be the jealous ex-boyfriend of a woman Safyre's father wanted to marry. Safyre's father, sister, and two brothers were killed in the blaze. Safyre was found next to her father, who used his body to shield her from the fire.

    This year Safyre’s paternal aunt and care taker put out a call for Christmas cards after Safyre got excited about their new card tree. The young girl expected a couple of dozen extra cards from friends and family.

    Then this happened....

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    After Safyre's story went viral, being shared by the likes of Hulk Hogan, she received so much mail from around the world that it had to be delivered in dozens of mail vans and stored in a donated freight container. Yes, all of that is for her.


    In fact, as of the last count, Safyre had received over one million cards by Christmas Eve. Including one from President Obama and his family.

    A Young Girl Who Lost Her Family In A Fire Got One Million Christmas Cards
     
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