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Sub Shop Holding Fundraiser For Burned Teen

December 07, 2009

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) - A Deerfield Beach sub shop will hold a fundraiser Monday night to help the family of a teen who was severely burned back in October.

Lenny's Subs, at SW 10th and Powerline Road, will be donating 25 percent of their entire sales on Monday to the family of 15-year-old Michael Brewer to help pay for medical expenses. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. they'll be hold a special 'You Pick' raffle; proceeds will go to the Brewer family. Everyone who makes a purchase in the three hour period will have their name entered into the raffle and given their pick of prizes from restaurant gift certificates, services and attractions if their name is drawn. Raffle tickets will also be for sale – two dollars per ticket or three for five dollars.

In addition to the raffle there will also be live entertainment, face painting, a magician and music.

CBS4 partners Neighbors 4 Neighbors is also accepting donations on behalf of the Brewer family. Click Here to donate online.

On Friday Brewer underwent his second skin graft to repair the damage caused by a group of teens who set him on fire on October 12. He survived but suffered burns on 65-percent of his body.

Two weeks ago, Michael's mother and Dr. Carl Schulman, associate director of the UM/JM Burn Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, said the teen's condition was improving.

"All things considered," said Dr. Schulman, "he has extensive 2nd and 3rd degree burns and he is doing as well as he possibly can. He's going through extensive therapy and he's walking as well as he can. He's suffered extensive life changing burns that will require years of treatment and recovery over a lifetime."

Schulman said Michael will need a few more major operations, months of intensive therapy and may even need treatment for the rest of his life, particularly regarding his back and arms.

Police say a dispute over $40 led to Brewer being doused with rubbing alcohol, and then set on fire. 15-year-old Jeremy Jarvis, Matthew Ben, also 15, and Jesus Mendez, 16, have all been charged as adults with attempted second-degree murder. Authorities say they could face 30 years in prison if convicted.

Contact Lenny's Public Relations:

Jenna Duett
Marketing and PR Manager
(901) 753-4002