In 2008, three-year-old Kyra Wine became the victim of the worst case of child abuse in Benewah County history, her injuries so severe doctor's amputated her feet. Now, five years later, she's an active, happy eight-year-old girl.
The abuse Kyra and her sister Amanda endured is heartbreaking and unimaginable but now they are thriving.
"Every birthday, yeah, every birthday is special," Kyra's grandma, Deanna Wine said.
For her eighth birthday, Kyra didn't ask for anything special.
"I just let them get whatever they want," Kyra said.
Making the gifts on her grandma's kitchen table an even bigger surprise; a birthday is always a big deal when you're a kid, but when you're Kyra, each candle carries more than a wish. They're a symbol of survival, a light of hope.
"When this all happened with Kyra the doctors said that basically she had hours," Deanna said. "If she hadn't been taken to the hospital she had just hours to live."
On June 17, 2008 Benewah County Sheriff's deputies responded to a home for a welfare check on Kyra, then three-years-old, and her six-year-old sister Amanda. They couldn't have found them any sooner.