Young burn victim receives cards from around the world after Christmas wish goes viral

xmas-card-girl3-1A young burn victim is feeling the holiday love from all over the world after her Christmas wish went viral online.

In 2013, 8-year-old Sa’fyre Terry was involved in a terrible arson attack which killed her father and three siblings and left the girl with serious burns.

Two years after the accident, the girl still has a ways to go. Still facing a number of surgeries, the 8-year-old had a simple wish while she recovered at her home in home in Rotterdam, New York — she wanted some Christmas cards.

According to a post on Imgur, Sa’fyre’s wish is to “fill her card tree with cards from all across the world.”

The girl suffered 75 percent burns on her body because of the arson attack, according to the post.

he user appealed to the generosity of the internet, asking people to help.

“Let’s make this little girls [sic] Christmas wish come true. She wants to fill up her card tree. Please take a few minutes and send a Christmas card her way, she will love receiving cards from all over the world,” Skiba said.

If you’d like to help spread the love, you can send Sa’fyre a letter to her address below:

Sa’fyre Terry
P.O. Box 6126
Schenectady NY, 12306


A little girl who lost her family and suffered disfiguring burns in an arson fire is being deluged with cards and gifts from strangers around the world who were moved by her simple Facebook wish.

The Facebook post shows a picture of 8-year-old SafyreTerry and says she’d like enough Christmas cards to fill a small card tree bought by the aunt who’s now raising her. The post has now been shared tens of thousands of times.

Along with receiving hundreds of cards and gifts, a crowdfunding post on has generated more than $233,000 to help the family with medical bills and other financial challenges.

MORE | Donate to the fundraiser here.

Safyre and her aunt, Liz Dolder, went to a mall post office Wednesday to collect the first batch of cards and gifts that have poured in from well-wishers.

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