CHARLOTTE - ((CHARLOTTE, N.C.)) The Charlotte Fire Department hosted the twelfth annual Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Chapter of the Burned Children’s Fund on Saturday at the Seventh Street Market.
The Department gave 6,000 dollars in scholarships to four burn survivors in the Charlotte area. Volunteers made and served pancakes with over 30 gallons of pancake batter.
“I was terrified of even being in the kitchen. Anything that could potentially lead to a burn or fire I was scared of,” said Marissa Bane.
Bane was burned at 17 years old when her scarf dragged over a burner and caught on fire. She lost her hair and suffered from third-degree burns. Doctors performed a skin graph and removed the skin on her leg to repair the burned skin on her chest.
Firefighters said that events like their annual Pancake Breakfast and their work with the Burned Children’s Fund allows him to help survivors beyond the initial rescue.
“When we are dispatched to a house fire or have a burned patient, it’s very rewarding to be able to give a little bit more to that particular victims or particular survivor,” said firefighter David Lazarus.