Back in May of 2013, Safyre was the sole survivor of a fatal arson fire that took her father, sister, and two brothers from her forever. She was 5 years old at the time. The blaze burned 75 percent of her body and eventually claimed her right arm and left foot. At 8 years old, Safyre said the only thing she wanted for Christmas was cards from all over the world. Her aunt, Liz Dolder, who now has full custody of Safyre, posted the request to Facebook, which soon turned viral. Safyre ended up receiving so many Christmas cards during the 2015 holiday season, the post office couldn’t keep up!
Now, Safyre is looking to give back in a special way, just like so many people gave to her when she needed it most.That’s where Twill comes in. We teamed up with Safyre to provide care packages to local families impacted by trauma.Together, we designed two Survivor Snapback hats.The ball caps are adorned with Safyre’s inspirational message on the front and Twill’s logo on the back. For each hat sold, a special care package will be given through Safyre’s Angel Network for burn victims similar to Safyre. Safyre wants to bring hope and love to those families impacted by such trauma and provide a little comfort during a challenging time.
We are so excited to be teaming up with Safyre Terry here at Twill...and that’s putting it lightly. Working with someone as inspirational as her is one thing, but the fact that she’s from the Capital Region makes it even more special for us. Over the past few months, our entire team has gotten the chance to know Safyre and spend time with her, which has been a true blessing and we are so grateful for all the memories. Although many people in the Capital Region know Safyre’s story, as well as millions across the country, we wanted to make sure EVERYONE knows just how special she really is.
Be sure to check out our latest addition to our collection, the Survivor Snapbacks inspired by Schenectady, NY’s very own Safyre Terry.