Lexington firefighters raise $5,700 at benefit pancake breakfast

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Photo courtesy Chris O'Bryan

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington firefighters raised thousands in a few hours for two parts of its firefighting family.

Saturday morning about 800 pancakes and 35 pounds of bacon were served to benefit a young girl with a rare disease and for the family of a recently fallen Louisville firefighter.

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Captain Chris O’Bryan’s daughter was recently diagnosed with PNH, a mutation of the red blood cells.

William Tabor found out about the rare disease and set the breakfast benefit plan in motion.

About 400 people came out to support the two causes and $5,700 was raised to go to both families.