Albany students create new hand for arson survivor Sa’fyre Terry

Safyre Terry, 8, opens a gift Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at a post office near her home in Rotterdam, N.Y. Safyre, who lost her father and three younger siblings and was burned over 75 percent of her body in a May 2013 house fire, has been receiving cards and gifts from across the country since her custodial aunt posted a photo of her on Facebook with a message saying she’d like to get cards for a Christmas tree display stand. The post has been shared tens of thousands of times, and a crowd funding site has generated more than $177,000 for the family. (AP Photo/Mary Esch)
Safyre Terry, 8, opens a gift Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at a post office near her home in Rotterdam, N.Y. Safyre, who lost her father and three younger siblings and was burned over 75 percent of her body in a May 2013 house fire, has been receiving cards and gifts from across the country since her custodial aunt posted a photo of her on Facebook with a message saying she’d like to get cards for a Christmas tree display stand. The post has been shared tens of thousands of times, and a crowd funding site has generated more than $177,000 for the family. (AP Photo/Mary Esch)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – It has been an amazing holiday season for little Sa’fyre Terry.

The Schenectady arson survivor asked for Christmas cards to fill her card tree, and the world responded with nearly half a million. She has received cards from all over the world, including the White House.

Terry, who is the sole survivor of a 2013 fire that claimed the life of her father and siblings, received the greatest gift of all on Tuesday. She was given a new 3-D printed hand designed by students at the University at Albany.

On the Facebook page for Sa’fyre, a video was shared of her learning to use the new hand.

According to the post, she adjusted to it quickly, picking up a cup with it only an hour after wearing it.

The post states there are some adjustments that need to be made to the first generation hand, but she is expected to have it back in a few days.

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