Think of Safyre…

4 Feb

Every day, each person must face a variety of challenges, both internal and external. There is no doubt that the stresses and strains of life can be overwhelming because they cripple and debilitate so many.

Most importantly, whatever challenges you face are challenges that are important to you. In other words, we are not in a contest. It doesn’t matter if someone else has “more problems” than you.

A wise man once said, “If you think you have problems, let us all write them down on a piece of paper and put them in this hat. Now, we will all pick someone else’s problems. I bet, when you read your new problems, you will want your old one back.”

The story you are about to discover is about a little girl whose daily challenges would completely overwhelm even the strongest of us.

Her name is Safyre, and she is eight years old. She is the only survivor of an arson attack that killed her entire family, left her homeless, and burned most of her body.

The arson attack happened in 2013. Firefighters found Safyre holding onto her father’s chest. He died saving his daughter, but he could not protect her from the flames.

Most of her body suffered burns. She has undergone over 50 surgeries including amputation of a hand and foot. She is now being raised by her father’s sister.

Liz Dolder, her aunt says, “Safyre is a typical 8-year-old – she’s just wrapped in a different package… She is the bravest, most courageous little girl you will ever meet. She is funny and witty, sweet and caring, and super strong… She is truly amazing. Once you meet her, she is unforgettable.

“Safyre lost everything her father, her mother, her sister, her brothers, her home, her favorite toy, her favorite outfit – everything that was familiar to her…She even lost the one thing we all take for granted – her reflection. But she wakes every morning with a smile on her face. She is the true definition of hope, faith, and love.”

A story was written about Safyre right before Christmas asking the community for help. It said all she wanted for Christmas was Christmas cards. The last line of the story was: “If you’ve got a stamp to spare, and feel like spreading a little joy, you can mail the cards to: Safyre / P.O. Box 6126 / Schenectady, NY 12306 / USA”

The response was incredible. Cards flooded in from all over the world. Newscasts, newspapers, and websites showed pictures of Safyre holding tons of cards… smiling.

But the big question is: NOW WHAT?

What happens now that Christmas has passed? It is great that so many people came together to make her holiday special, but wouldn’t it be nice if all that love continued?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could take a little time out from your life and send Safyre a postcard from your vacation? Or send her a card or letter just to say hi and to let her know you read about her story and were thinking about her? It would only take a few minutes and the price of a stamp…

We love helping our patients and their friends and relatives through their tough times and getting them feeling better! We are here to help you stay feeling better and looking younger! Don’t be a stranger. You really can afford Chiropractic care! Don’t wait until you can no longer move!

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