By Rebecca Thornburg, WKBW:
The Blackthorn Restaurant and Pub was packed with firefighters, friends and family of Eric Whitehead, a firefighter injured two-weeks ago in a Butler Avenue fire.
Eric Whitehead has been at ECMC since the fire on January 10th, and is recovering from third-degree burns to his hands and arms. Captain Jeffery Stauffiger, says Whitehead went through his second surgery last week and could be facing another. Stauffiger explains that with these types of injuries, it is hard to say exactly when the wounds will be healed.
“He’s got a good attitude about it just like he is about everything in life,” Stauffiger added. “He is fully motivated to get well and doctors say he is on the right course.”
Whitehead has been an Engine 21 firefighter for three and a half years in Buffalo.
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