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Safyre Christmas Cards: The Internet Is Making This Girl's Wish Come True

Safyre, 8, was the only member of her family to survive a house fire two years ago.

An eight-year-old girl in N.Y. has one simple wish for Christmas: to fill a thrift store tree with Christmas cards. And thanks to the kindness of people around the world, she will be able to fill many trees.

BELIEVE BELIEVE BELIEVE She did. When she said she can't wait to fill up the card tree my response was I don't think it'...

Posted by Liz Terry-Dolder on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Eight-year-old Safyre was the only member of her family to survive a house fire two years ago. Her father and three siblings all died in the tragedy. Safyre survived only because her dad, David Terry, cradled her in his arms, protecting her from breathing in the hot air, reports Today.

Safyre suffered burns to 75 per cent of her body. She lost a hand and a foot and has endured more than 50 operations.

"Safyre lost everything," her aunt Liz Dolder said in an interview with Today. "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."

My hubby was going threw the vans glove box and came across an envelope that my brother had given me years ago. And...

Posted by Safyre Schenectady's Super Survivor on Monday, August 10, 2015

Dolder now has custody of Safyre. When Safyre told her about her Christmas wish, she spread the word to family and friends on Facebook, not expecting to get enough cards to fill the tree. Then a family friend helped get the message out to an even wider audience when his post went viral.

I wonder how many of my friends would take the time to write and send Safyre a Merry Christmas card that she can hang on her card tree....Safyre P.O. Box 6126Schenectady NY 12306

Posted by Kevin Clark on Friday, December 4, 2015

"Safyre is a typical 8-year-old -- she's just wrapped in a different package," said Dolder in an interview. "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."

If you would like to add to Safyre's Christmas tree, send a card to:


P.O. Box 6126

Schenectady NY 12306

Here are just some of the cards she will receive:

Please meet Safyre. She is 5. She lost all her family in a fire two years ago, she was burned 75% and lost her hand. It's Christmas time and all Safyre wishes for is to get Christmas cards from around the world and put them on her tree. Sending a card is very simple but it would mean the world to her and will make her so so happy! Please join me to do so! The address is SAFYRE P.O. Box 6126 Schenectady NY 12306 Let's make this special time absolutely magical! Please share! Ребятки, я хочу попросить вас присоединиться ко мне! Эту маленькую девочку зовут Сапфира, ей 5 лет, два года назад она потеряла всю свою семью в пожаре. Получила страшнейшие ожоги, потеряла ручку... В это Рождество её желание - получить открытки со всего мира. Давайте поможем её желанию осуществиться ! Отправить открытку - совсем несложно. Но это сделает её мир намного счастливее! Адрес на который можно отправить открытки: Safyre P.O.Box 6126 Schenectady NY 12306 USA Пожалуйста, сделайте репост! #magicaltimes #repost #share #charity #safyre #giving #christmasmagic #help #sos #christmaswishes #kids #helpkids #bekind #havecourageandbekind

A photo posted by Paulina Michaels (@paulinamichaels) on

一起寄 一起祝福✍🏻 #safyre #safyreterry #christmaspresents

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Merry Christmas #safyre 🎄 sending my wishes for you, I hope I'm not too late......💓 #Christmas #design

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