The annual Make-a-Wish Pancake Breakfast started bright and early Saturday morning.
The pancake breakfast at Meridian's Applebee's usually sells up to roughly 500 plates. All of the money earned goes to Meridian's Make-a-Wish Foundation. Volunteers discussed the importance of this event.
"Well it's just a wonderful cause. We are granting wishes for children with life threatening illnesses, diseases, and medical conditions from ages 2 to 18. It just gives them some hope and joy and strength in a difficult time," says Brenda Golisch, a volunteer.
"I volunteer because it's a great cause to give back to the community. Doing something for these children that have been through something so terrible, just to see the joy that it brings them is worth donating my time," says Courtney Golisch, another volunteer.
We spoke to one of the very special children who have received a wish from Meridian's Make-A-Wish chapter. Tyler Brown just recently had his wish granted.
"I went to Universal Studios and rode a bunch of rides and got to watch TNA Wrestling. It was really, really, good," says Brown.
Brown says his favorite part of the trip was riding all of the exciting rides.