8-Year-Old Burn Victim Only Wants A Christmas Card From Katy Perry
A little girl whose father and three siblings died in an arson fire has a simple holiday wish: She wants enough holiday cards to fill up her Christmas tree.
Safyre Terry is the sole survivor of the blaze that killed her family two years ago. Safyre, now 8, has endured many surgeries for burns over 75 percent of her body.
Her aunt, Liz Dodler, told BuzzFeed that her niece, who she has sole custody over, has had numerous surgeries.
‘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,’ Dodler told BuzzFeed.
‘She continues to have problem with her mouth due to the scar tissue tightening up. Her next operation is on January 5th.’
A family friend started a YouCaring Compassionate Crowdfunding campaign to raise money to help assist her aunt with the cost of Safyre’s medical care.
More than $13,700 has been raised of the $15,000 that is requested.
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.”
Dolder says she’s adorning their Christmas tree with cards sent from people around the world, but the prized card that would go at the top of the tree is reserved for Katy Perry.
It turns out, Safyre is a huge Katy Perry fan and even sang “Roar” during her school talent show.
In a subsequent Facebook post, Dolder thanked Hulk Hogan for supporting the girl’s wish.
“It means so much to her,” Dolder wrote.
Since posting the request December 3, hundreds of people have shared in the comments that they will send the little girl a card.
Dodler shared a heartwarming photo Monday of a happy looking Safyre holding a pile of cards that she received in the mail.
‘Can someone say GLOWING…Safyre got mail today,’ the caption on the post reads.
The address for cards is P.O. Box 6126, Schenectady, NY, 12306.