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Little Girl Who Lost Entire Family in Arson Attack Just Wants Cards For Christmas

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Kids are always so hyped up about Christmas just as they are when it comes to receiving presents, candies and toys. At some point in childhood, we were also convinced that Santa was real and we continue to look forward to Christmas even after finding out that it was mom sneaking our gifts under the Christmas tree.

Children are indeed the happiest this Holiday season and we can’t just let them down, can we? Now who can say no to this young girl’s simple wish?

Safyre Terry from New York doesn’t want so much for Christmas. In fact, she only wants to fill up the Christmas tree with cards. Unfortunately, her own family is no longer around to share this special day with or expect presents from.

Two years ago, Safyre survived a fire caused by arson while her father, sister and two brothers died.

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Despite what happened, this little fighter is still so full of life and remains optimistic.

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Her ordeal did not end after the fateful event though. She suffered burns on over 75% of her body and had undergone over 50 operations.

“She had lost her right hand, three months after the fire and lost her left foot in March,” Liz Dolder, Safyre’s paternal aunt said.

Here she is before she suffered serious facial burns.

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“She continues to have problem with her mouth due to the scar tissue tightening up. Her next operation is on January 5th,” Liz told Buzz Feed.

Safyre was found next to her father who used his body to protect her from fire.

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She continues to face challenges but the outpouring support from her local community keeps her going.

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Local residents are also doing their best to help Safyre live a normal life after the tragedy.

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Just like any other kid, she loves Christmas.

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So when her aunt Liz bought a Christmas tree this year to hang Christmas cards on, Safyre was very delighted.

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“I can’t wait to fill it up,” Safyre giddily said hoping to receive as many cards for Christmas.

“Honey, that’s probably not gonna happen. We maybe get 10 cards a year, and the card tree holds 100,” replied Liz.

But Liz was determined to make Safyre happy so she posted a request on Facebook asking who among her friends can perhaps send Safyre a Merry Christmas card.

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The said post has received an overwhelmingly positive response from many people, willing to support and make Safyre’s Christmas extra special.

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A simple thought that can make a big difference in the precious life of this brave little girl who deserves all the love.

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Meanwhile, Safyre’s supporters also set up a campaign to get her as many Christmas cards as possible. Cards can be sent to:

P.O. Box 6126
Schenectady, NY 12306, USA

Go make her Christmas merrier by sending one or help spread the word by sharing this.

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This Guy Dropped Out of MIT and Established An ‘Anti-College’ School

Here’s a good alternative to expensive education!

I remember back in college days, there was this framed sign on our library that said “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

Although the quote made sense, I couldn’t help but focus on those three words - “education is expensive.” It definitely is. Studying college can really suck the money out of your wallet and then some.

In fact, the Wall Street Journal reported that class of 2014 students had an average loan of at least $33,000. The numbers spike even higher in 2015 as students are already averaging around $35,000 of debt.

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Viral Video Of 101-Year-Old Woman Playing In The Snow Will Melt Your Heart.

This centenarian woman teaches us what true happiness means and the secret to living 100 years or more.

What is happiness? For 101-year-old Albina Foisy from Lillooet, British Columbia, happiness is as simple as enjoying and playing in the snow--reminding us to embrace the little child in us and appreciate life's simple pleasures. After all, no one is really too old to have fun and live life to the fullest.

Meanwhile, for a son like Armand Foisy, being able to witness that priceless moment is what true happiness means. He was driving with his wife and mother through the snow when he stopped the car along Highway 99, a few kilometers south of Lillooet to check if there was any traffic coming. And then this happened.

His centenarian mother, Albina unbuckled her seat belt and hopped out of the car to check the snow.

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Amazing 19-Month Old Boy Can Already Read More Than 300 Words

Impressive reading skills for such a young child!

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Can you remember the first word you said? Or how many words you could read when you were just a toddler? Obviously not - because probably, you, like many other kids, started reading around the age of four or five years.

The pattern of child development usually dictates that children less than two years of age have yet to learn the skill of reading. We say usual since there is no hard and fast rule that pins this milestone at a certain age; child development occurs at varying rates. Case in point: this 19-month-old toddler named Carter Whiteside of North Carolina.

According to Carter's mom, LaToya, little Carter started recognizing words at a young age of seven months. He started sounding out the words when he was barely a year old. She decided to document his amazing reading skills - at the age of 19 months, he already knows the alphabet and recognizes the letters when written as words. Allegedly, Carter can already pronounce 300 words and count up to 50. In a video posted by LaToya, Carter can be heard reading words like made, her, and like.

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