There is no greater love than one who sacrificed their life to save another. That is exactly what five-year-old little Safyre’s father did the night their home was burned by an arsonist. She survived where her siblings and her father did not.
This is the time of year when sugar plums are not the only things dancing in the heads of children all across the world; but a time when their minds and “wants” are clamoring for this new toy or that. The list is endless for things that children will ask “Santa” for and beg their parents to put underneath the tree.
However, all across the world and here in America, some children are asking for so little…many because they know that finances are low and families are struggling to put food on the table. Some will be asking Santa not for things but for special needs in their lives like having their soldier father/mother home for Christmas. Some will be praying that their parents will get back together; while others are praying and asking God for the healing of someone they love.
There is one little girl named Safyre Terry who is only asking for a cheap Christmas card and the cost of a first-class stamp. She has lost so much and is asking for so little. She would like to receive Christmas cards from all around the world. She lost her three younger siblings and her father in a house fire which was intentionally set. She was found near her father’s body. He had covered her with his body and she survived. However, she was horribly burned, maimed, and scarred for life.
WCVB 5 News in New York published this about her: “Safyre suffered severe burns, and in the months following the fatal blaze she lost her right hand and left foot”
“She lives with her aunt, Liz Dodler, who has sole custody. Her aunt bought a tree to hang holiday cards on, and when the little girl saw the tree she said she couldn’t wait to fill it up.”
Will you help her fill it up? Send some Christmas joy to this precious little girl and give her the excitement of watching for the mailman every day. They are not asking for donations in the cards. This story has been verified as being legitimate by Snopes as being valid. However, there has been a fund set up for her medical treatment.
You are asked to send the card to this address:
P.O. Box 6126
Schenectady NY 12306
This story has received over 100,000 “likes” on Facebook, but she cannot hang those on her tree. Sometimes it is the little things in life that can mean so much. And while there was no financial plea attached to this request many have felt it in their heart to send a dollar or two for this little girl’s joy and happiness.
You can read more about this grizzly crime where someone doused gasoline onto the stairwell of the home and set it ablaze.
God bless you, sweet Safyre. While there is much evil in this world, there is also much good. Many will respond to this request and many will ignore it. While the cards will bring a lot of joy to you, the prayers of millions will help you recover. Remember that people look on the outward appearance; but God looks on the heart. A beautiful heart and soul is the measure of a person.