Kim-Day at PT's Grille in Wilmington

Reported by Max Winitz - bio|email
Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The parking lot was full and the lines were long at P.T.'s Grille on 17th Street Wednesday - and many of those customers had no idea they were helping out a young lady in need.

As the burgers sizzled on the grill, cashier Kim Sibbach swiped credit cards from dozens of hungry customers.

She's been working at the restaurant for more than four years, but due to a devastating illness has missed some work in between.

Kim was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer last August and has been working two jobs to in effort to pay bills.

To recognize her hard work, P.T.'s manager Joe Pate declared Wednesday "Kim-Day."

"Kim has been working for me about four years and she has taken care of me," said Pate.  "So, the last thing I can do is take care of her for one time."

Pate is giving Kim 10 percent of the revenue generated from Wednesday's purchases.  She said she will use the money to pay for medical bills and summer classes at ECU.

"It is very embarrassing, but it's also very helpful," said Kim.  "He's such a generous guy.  It makes me feel good and it's very humbling to already have a ton of people to come support me."

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