Schenectady Girl Who Lost Family to Fire Has Christmas Wish Go Viral
Safyre Terry, a Schenectady girl who lost her whole family to a fire two years ago, doesn't need Santa to make her Christmas wish come true. The internet's already helping.
Terry's story has touched millions and went viral on Tuesday. Two years ago, her father and three younger siblings were killed in a fire at their local home set by a suspected arsonist. According to a Facebook page set up for Safyre, 75 percent of her body was burned in the fire that left her the lone survivor of her family. Since then, she has been legally adopted by her aunt, who works hard to try to give her as normal a life as possible.
Christmas is one of Terry's favorite times of year, and she was invited to ride in the Schenectady holiday parade this year.
As a pre-Christmas gift, Terry was given a Christmas card tree to hang all her Christmas cards. Terry was determined to fill up the tree, according to Buzzfeed, but her aunt was not sure if the family would get more than 10 cards, despite room on the tree for 100. That's when some friends shared the photo of Terry and the card tree on social media and began asking people around the world to send Terry a special holiday greeting.
Hundreds of cards have already been sent to Terry, but there's still room for more to give her a great Christmas.
To send her a card, mail to:
P.O. Box 6126
Schenectady, NY 12306