VIDEO: Girl Who Lost Family in Fire Says 'Thank You' for Cards

A 5-year-old girl from New York, who lost her family in a fire that was intentionally set, has captured the hearts of millions after her story went viral on social media this week. 

It was Safyre Terry's one wish for the holidays: to receive Christmas cards from around the world.

"I really think I am dehydrated from crying so much... This is absolutely amazing, it takes my breath away. We, my family and I have been through so much darkness of this this world," a family member shared on Facebook. 

The little girl lost her father and three siblings in a house fire caused by arson. The young girl was found in the debris next to her father. He used his body to shield her from the flames. However, Safyre suffered severe burns, and in the months following the fire she lost her right hand and left foot.

She now lives with her aunt, Liz Dodler. Her aunt purchased her a Christmas tree to hang cards on and took to Facebook to share Safyre's wish. Since then, the response has been amazing. 




Posted by Safyre Schenectady's Super Survivor on Wednesday, December 9, 2015


"The world coming together to make Safyre's wish come true is unfathomable. All along we knew God saved her for a reason, never in ours wild dreams, did we think she would move the hearts of many worldwide."

In the latest video post on Facebook, Safyre said she's received so many cards she's not sure any more will fit! 

Cards can be sent to:

P.O. Box 6126 Schenectady, NY 12306

Safyre's YouCaring page:

Follow Safyre on Facebook! 

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