A young girls Christmas wish we can all help fulfil.
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Safyre suffered burns to over 75 percent of her body, and lost her family when someone set fire to the upstairs stairwell leading to their apartment in May 2013.
Safyre’s father, David Terry, and her siblings Layah, 3, Michael, 2, and Donovan, 11 months, were killed. Because dad had cradled Safyre in his arms, she was protected from breathing in hot air, allowing her to survive the fire.
“Safyre lost everything — her father, her mother, her sister, her brothers, her home, her favorite toy, her favorite outfit — everything that was familiar to her,” Dolder told TODAY Parents. “She even lost the one thing we all take for granted — her reflection. But she wakes every morning with a smile on her face. She is the true definition of hope, faith and love.”
When Aunt Liz bought a metal Christmas card holder Safyre said she wanted to fill it up with as many cards as she could.
Liz shared a photo of Safyre near the tree with her Facebook community, and one of her supporters asked for permission to share the photo, along with an address where people could mail cards and fulfill Safyre’s Christmas wish.
“She’s even had a few emailed from Italy, Sweden, Russia and the United Kingdom,” said Liz. “When she opens these cards, the twinkle in her eye and the sparkle in her smile are priceless.”
“Safyre is a typical 8-year-old — she’s just wrapped in a different package,” said Liz. “She is the bravest, most courageous little girl you will ever meet. She is funny and witty, sweet and caring, and super strong…She is truly amazing. Once you meet her, she is unforgettable.”
Safyre hopes the cards will continue to come in. Cards can be mailed to: Safyre, P.O. Box 6126, Schenectady, New York, 12306.
Let’s help her dream come true! I hope she gets more cards than she can fit!
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