BBQ Raises Funds for Burn Survivors
Prince George, B.C. – Off duty firefighters, health care professionals and burn survivors have gathered for a fundraising barbecue at Save-On-Foods in College Heights today.
They are trying to raise money to help purchase a new shower facility for burn victims at the University Hospital of Northern BC.
Organizer and firefighter Trent Blair calls the current tub “antiquated” and says a newer shower would allow patients to walk right in.
He says it’s very much needed in the community noting “Prince George has the second largest concentration of burn survivors in B.C.”
Also on hand today lending her support is Debbie Wood who suffered burns to 95 per cent of her body following a kitchen accident when just two years old.
Since that time she’s endured 465 surgeries and still gone on to have two children of her own.
“I’ve had the will to live but I don’t want people’s pity. I just want you to accept the people that you see, try and understand what they go through day to day.”