You Write, We Mail: Christmas Cards for Girl Who Lost Family in Fire
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Safyre Terry Photo Credit: Facebook
The little girl found clutched in the arms of her dying father during an apartment fire two years ago has one Christmas wish: Lots of Christmas Cards.
You Write, We’ll Mail!
We have cards & postage ready for you–
Touched by Safyre Terry’s story and tremendous bravery, our agency is taking time this week to write and collect Christmas cards.
We invite everyone in the area to drop their card(s) off at our office, or stop-in to write a Christmas card (we have blank cards available), anytime before Monday, December 22 at 4:00pm! We’ll include your card(s) in our delivery to sweet Safyre at the end of the week.
Our address is: 11375 Southbridge Pkwy Ste 100, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Questions? Call Us at 678.297.7977
More on Safyre’s story–
In 2013, Safyre Terry’s father and three younger siblings died in a fire caused by arson. Safyre was found in the debris next to her father, who used his body to shield her from the flames.
Safyre’s journey since May 2013 has been unimaginable. After suffering severe burns on over 75% of her body, she’s endured countless reconstructive surgeries to rebuild her mouth, nose and face. She eventually lost a hand and foot due to repeated infections.
Despite these challenges, her spirits lifted considerably last January when her tracheal tube was removed and she was able to speak again.
For Christmas, Safyre’s custodial aunt, Liz Dolder, purchased a tree to hang holiday cards on. When Safyre saw the tree she said she couldn’t wait to fill it up. So, Dodler took to Facebook to post a photo of Safyre standing next to the tree in the hopes of getting enough cards to fill the display.
Dodler shared that Safyre was “over the moon” when the first card arrived and it turns out that it was just thebeginning of Safyre’s special deliveries! Albany’s News10 reports that about 18,000 cards and letters and 400 packages were delivered to Safyre Friday morning in a two-ton truck. The postmaster says the mail will likely need to be delivered in a tractor-trailer next week.
Dolder explains that the Christmas card drive has been “so overwhelming… I’m crying buckets, because when you’ve seen the ugly in the world, and then you see the world come together for her, it’s just more than words can say. I’m so moved.”