Girl who was burned in fire receives Christmas card from White House


Safyre Terry, who was severely burned in an arson attack that killed her father and three siblings in 2013, was granted her wish when she received hundreds of thousands of Christmas cards for the holidays.

She will also be heading to Disney World in February.

But she may have just received the coolest present of all: a Christmas card from the Obamas.

What's more, Terry's aunt and legal guardian told The Associated Press that the 8-year-old will forward some of the gifts and cards she's received to other children.

A card from the Obamas wasn't it though.

Students at the University of Albany surprised her with a 3D-printed hand as well.

The project took them months to complete, Terry's aunt said on Facebook. The girl loved it and "took to it right away" and picked up a cup within an hour of using it, her aunt said.

The students will make some minor adjustments to the hand and Terry will have it back shortly.

Terry suffered burns on over 75 percent of her body. She's undergone 50 operations already and is scheduled to have another one on Jan. 5.