8-year-old who wished for Christmas cards gets new hand, foot

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NEW YORK — A little girl in New York with burns over 75 percent of her body now has a new hand and a new foot.

Safyre Terry, 8, was severely injured, and her father and three siblings were killed in a fire caused by arson. She was found next to her father, who used his body to shield her from the flames.

Terry’s story went viral last year when she had only one wish for Christmas — to get enough cards to fill her aunt’s tree. She received more than one million.

Her aunt recently posted Safyre’s photo on Facebook, saying she got a new hand and foot.

The post said:

“It was the best day ever, she said she is on cloud nine. Loving the glow she has. HOPE FAITH & LOVE TO ALL.”

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Safyre wore the leg and hand to walk in a parade just a few days later.

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For more on Safyre’s story, click here. 

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