Sa'Fyre Terry gets Christmas surprise along with thousands of cards

Updated: 12/14/2015 5:24 PM
Created: 12/14/2015 4:59 PM WNYT.com
WNYT Staff

A big gift Monday for a little girl who survived an arson that killed her family.

Sa’Fyre Terry has touched hearts around the globe - with just one wish: Christmas cards.

The cards keep coming and so do the surprise presents.

Sa’Fyre found out Monday afternoon that she is going to Disney World with her family.

The little girl was nominated by the son of Trooper David Cunniff, the New York State Trooper killed in 2013 during a traffic stop on the Thruway.

Zach Cunniff nominated Sa’Fyre for the trip after going to Disney when his father died.

The two children are best friends.

The announcement came at Sa’Fyre’s twin cousins’ birthday party. They are joining the Rotterdam girl on the Disney trip.

The family will take the trip in February.

The first thing Sa’Fyre asked after the surprise was “Is Zach coming?”

Many of the cards being sent to Sa'Frye were likely made by American Greetings.

Now, that greeting card giant is doing its part to help the little girl.

It's created a whole section on its blog dedicated to Christmas Cards for Sa'Fyre.

In all, they've collected more than 14,000 cards.

Their collection drive ended Monday, however you can still donate to Sa'Fyre's You Caring Fund, which has already raised more than $333,000.

Sa'Fyre Terry learns she's going to Disney World with her family in February.
Photo: Jessica Layton/ WNYT


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