Two years ago, Safyre Terry from Schenectady, New York lost her father and three younger siblings to an arson fire. She was lucky enough to survive (due to her father shielding her with his body when the fire broke out), but sustained about %75 of severe burns to her body and face, in addition to losing her right hand and left foot postoperative medical care months later. So far, she has had dozens of surgeries, and her next one is due Jan. 5, 2016.
And now all that Safyre Terry wishes for Christmas are cards from around the world to fill up her card tree.
It all began when her paternal aunt Liz Dolder, who is now Safyre’s sole legal custodian, bought a tree to hang Christmas cards on this year. Safrye, who loves everything associated with Christmas as most kids do, excitedly exclaimed: “I can’t wait to fill it up.”
Her aunt, as she later tells Buzzfeed, replies: “Honey, that’s probably not gonna happen. We maybe get 10 cards a year, and the card tree holds 100.”
But the aunt is now determined to bring a smile to her niece’s face. She set up Safyre Schenectady’s Super Survivor, a Facebook page for the local community to pour in support of Safyre, and as a result of that, this post appeared on imgur which set the whole story into motion and made it to go viral on social media.
The Internet was quick to spread the word to make Safyre’s Christmas a little bit more merrier this year. So far, the amount of support and love her story has received since it broke out is overwhelming, with cards pouring in from all over the world.
Whether you’re a believer or not, a Christian or not, all that doesn’t matter. Who cares! All it takes is just one card — and it doesn’t even have to be about Christmas; even a painting or a landscape photo will do — to put a smile on the little girl’s face, so if this story resonates with you, feel free to buy a card in the name of empathy and humanity and send it to the following address:
P.O. BOX: 6126
2785 Mariaville Road
Schenectady, New York
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