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This Girl Whose Entire Family Got Killed In An Act Of Arson Just Wants Cards For Christmas

After losing her entire family in a suspected arson fire, her supporters are hoping a few letters can go a long way.

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Safyre's paternal aunt Liz Dolder, who now has sole custody of Safyre, told BuzzFeed News the extent of her injuries.

Safyre has had multiply operations, over 50. She had lost her right hand, three months after the fire and lost her left foot in March.

She continues to have problem with her mouth due to the scar tissue tightening up. Her next operation on January 5th.


Dolder bought a tree to hang Christmas cards on this year, and Safyre instantly got excited: "I can't wait to fill it up." Dolder said her response was, "Honey, that's probably not gonna happen. We maybe get 10 cards a year, and the card tree holds 100."

Determined to do something, Dolder posted a request on Facebook, and since Safyre no longer really has any immediate family, her supporters have also taken to Imgur in a campaign to get her as many Christmas cards as possible.

Facebook: Schenectadyssupersurvivor

Christmas cards for Safyre can be sent to:

P.O. Box 6126

Schenectady, NY 12306, USA


Safyre has been flooded with thousands of cards from around the world! Read the full story here.