Girl who lost family in fire wants lots of Christmas cards

Safyre - Liz Dolder/Facebook

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A little girl whose father and three siblings died in an arson fire has a simple holiday wish: She wants cards to fill a thrift store Christmas tree.

Safyre Terry is the sole survivor of the blaze that killed her family two years ago. Now 8, Safyre has endured many surgeries for burns over 75 percent of her body.

Her custodial aunt, Liz Dolder, said Tuesday that Safyre was “over the moon” when the first card arrived. But Dolder said the family was unlikely to receive enough cards to fill the tree.

Dolder posted a photo of Safyre on Facebook and told of her wish. She’s been deluged with responses.

Dolder says “it’s just magical. She’s so excited.” The Today show has even picked up her story.

The address for cards is P.O. Box 6126, Schenectady, NY, 12306.

The family also have a crowdfunding site set up for Safyre. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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