Pam Elliott lived in Daniels, West Virginia, which is just outside the booming metropolis of Beckley. On April 12, 1959, when she was just five years old, her home burned to the ground leaving her with third degree burns over 50% of her body.
Against all odds she survived and to most people’s amazement she became a Registered Nurse. Her “crippled hands” have not prevented her from accomplishing anything she puts her mind to. She has worked in numerous roles as a nurse. Her favorite was being a flight nurse. She was selected as one of forty nurses from the state of North Carolina to attend the Institute of Nursing Excellence and is one of the Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina.
She travels locally and nationally telling her story and promoting home fire sprinklers. When called upon, she is happy to lobby for fire safety issues. She is active in a monthly Burn Support Group and a member of the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. She regularly visits patients and family members at her local Burn Unit.
She presently resides in Winston Salem, North Carolina.