Burn Victim’s Simple Christmas Wish Has Generated A Huge Outpouring Of Support
Lifestyle| | By Jason Owen
Safyre Terry was the lone survivor after someone set the stairs that led to her family’s upstairs apartment on fire. The fire killed her father, David Terry, and three siblings. Safyre is said to have survived because her father held her tightly, preventing her from breathing in the deadly fumes. Yet Safyre still suffered burns on over 75 percent of her body, lost her right hand and left food, and has undergone numerous operations to graft skin over the burns. Now, under the care of her aunt after her mother signed over custody, Safyre wanted just one thing this Christmas: to fill a Christmas card tree her aunt had bought her. So, Safyre’s aunt, Liz Dodler, shared a photograph on Facebook of Safyre with the Christmas card holder. When Dodler’s friend Kevin Clark saw the post, he asked permission to share it with a simple request: write and send Safyre a Merry Christmas card to hang on her tree.
MANY MANY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU ?? Posted by Safyre Schenectady’s Super Survivor on Wednesday, December 9, 2015