A young girl in New York who suffered from burns to over 75 percent of her body from a house fire that also killed four family members has only one wish for Christmas this year: enough cards to fill her aunt’s card tree.
Two years ago, Safyre Terry’s father and three younger siblings were killed in a fire caused by arson. She was found next to her father, who used his body to shield her from the flames.
In addition to suffering from severe burns, Safyre lost her right hand three months after the fire, and lost her left foot in March.
The cards have already started coming in for the child, according to a recent post.
I would like to ask all, to help my dear friends Mike and Liz. 2 years ago Liz lost her brother and his 3 children in a tragic house fire. To make matters worse to find out it was an arson a heartless act. As a result of the fire she lost her 2 nephews Michael 2yrs, Donavon 11 months, and her niece Layah 3yrs, who she had custody of since her birth, and took care of as a daughter, along with her only brother David 32yrs. His birthday was the following day.
The wonderful news is her only living relative Safyre 5yrs, survived the fire, she was burned over 75% of her body, her right hand amputated, and just recently had her left foot amputated. 10 months of initial hospitalization where Liz consistently traveled to visit her, offering hope, encouragement, prayers,and most of all LOVE to fight to recover. Safyre went home with Liz and her husband Mike and their 4 children. They took her in not thinking of the consequences that followed when you care for anyone that needs a tremendous amount of medical care.
There is times Safyer needs operations and treatments out of town in another state and needs to be in the hospital for weeks this taking their mother away and leaving their father to take time off from work to help with them at home, yet they wouldn’t have it any other way she is her sister, daughter and they love her.
You can read more about Safyre Here
Christmas cards for Safyre can be sent to:
P.O. Box 6126
Schenectady, NY 12306, USA