Dec 9, 2015 12:27 PM
Aunt of 8-year-old burn victim overwhelmed with NH, international support of Christmas cards
Liz Dolder, the aunt and legal guardian of a 8-year-old girl severely burned two years ago in an arson fire that killed her father and three siblings says they are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support, not just across the country, but internationally.
It's coming from New Hampshire, too.
A request by Safyre Terry has gone viral after posting that all she wants this holiday season is Christmas cards to fill her tree. It's safe to say, her wish is granted. People from all over the world who have read Safyre's story have sent cards, and there is many more to come.
NH1 News' Facebook post sharing her wish was shared closed to 1,500 time, alone.
The Milton Boys & Girls Club spent yesterday afternoon making her cards, too.
Dolder spoke to NH1 News and says she is planning on taking Safyre to the post office this afternoon to collect the Christmas cards.
Besides the cards, donations have been pouring in as well. As of Wednesday around 2 p.m., more than $131,000 has already been raised on a fundraising page set up by a friend to help pay for medical costs and day-to-day expenses.
Safyre has constant surgeries because every time she grows she needs new skin grafts. Dolder explains the skin grafts don't grow as she grows so until she is fully grown, she will continue her frequent trips to the hospital for surgeries.
To make matters worse, Dolder says her husband lost his job four months ago and the bills are stacking up.
Dolder and her husband have a set of 8-year-old twins, so she says they now call the three 8-year-olds, "the triplets".