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The 8-year-old girl lost her family in a fire two years ago

Social media has rallied around her request for Christmas cards

CNN  — 

Support continues to pour in for one little girl with a simple Christmas wish.

Eight-year-old Sa’fyre Terry of Schenectady, New York, lost her family two years ago in a fire police say was intentionally set. She survived with severe burns to her face, and lost her right hand and foot as a result of her injuries.

What she really wanted this holiday season is Christmas cards from around the world, a family friend said in a recent Facebook post.

On Monday, Terry was told she was going to a party for her cousins, but it turned out to be a surprise for her: she was getting a trip to Walt Disney World.

This all started when her aunt, Liz Dolder, bought her a Christmas tree on which to hang cards. Sa’fyre decided she wanted to fill the tree with as many cards as she could get.

The Facebook post from family friend Kevin Clark was shared tens of thousands of times and a crowdfunding page set up for Sa’fyre and the Dolder family raised hundreds of thousands.

Cards have been coming in in droves: nearly 190,000 pieces of mail as of Monday.

If you’d like to send a card, here’s the address:

Sa’fyre Terry

P.O. Box 6126

Schenectady, NY 12306