While this political season has stirred up some of the more troubling elements in American culture, a remarkable story about a little girl who has experienced great tragedy and was simply hoping to receive a few Christmas cards has illuminated the best impulses in our society:
In 2013, Sa’fyre Terry lost her father and three younger siblings in an arson fire which also left her with burns over 75 percent of her body and claimed her right hand and left foot.
The now 8-year-old told told her family the only present she wanted for Christmas was cards and that she “couldn’t wait” to fill up a thrift store Christmas tree stand with them.
Her aunt, Liz Dolder, didn’t want to get her hopes up, so she simply replied that they might “get a few.”
Hundreds of thousands of cards, letters and packages later, little Sa’fyre has experienced a true Christmas miracle, fueled by social media and made possible by the kindness and generosity of those affected by her story….
If you would like to send a Christmas card to Sa’fyre, address your card to:
P.O. Box 6126
Schenectady, NY 12306