Schenectady Super Survivor Safyre Terry visits NEWS10 ABC

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A special guest stopped by the NEWS10 ABC studio on Wednesday.

Wednesday was a big day for Sayfre Terry. First, she visited the Clifton Park and Halfmoon Emergency Corps in a firetruck and was then escorted by members of the department to a LifeNet helicopter.

It was inside that helicopter in 2013 that three men flew her to safety after a fatal arson at her Schenectady home. One of the LifeNet crew members drove from South Carolina to meet her.

“She’s very spunky, which makes you smile and look at that and say, man, I’ll tell you, not that you don’t think what we’re doing is important, but when you come and meet somebody and see that, it just kind of brings closure to everything,” LifeNet crew member Shawn Griffin said.

Safyre’s big day continued when she visited NEWS10 ABC and joined anchors Lydia Kulbida and John Gray on set.

She also helped Chief Meteorologist Steve Caporizzo with the evening weather before throwing the news to a commercial break.

When she left the set, Safyre visited the control room to learn how the news makes it on-air.

Spunky is certainly the word for Safyre, who tricked everyone with her high fives.


It’s wonderful to hear Safyre laugh. The little girl with the survivor’s spirit captured the world’s attention with her simple request for Christmas cards to fill her card tree. And she captured hearts again with her simple wish for when she goes back to school this week.

“[I want to] play with my friends,” she said.



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