PHOENIX, Ore. — A popular Southern Oregon restaurant has closed after its co-owner developed a serious skin disorder.
Roscoe’s BBQ shut its doors last month, when co-owner Will Moore became afflicted with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome; a rare and painful skin disorder. Moore first suffered a reaction to medication in February, and developed the disorder shortly after. He has been in and out of the hospital during the past month, suffering from sores, blisters, and skin loss inside and outside his body.
Moore was the cook at the Phoenix restaurant, which he owns with his wife Nikola. When Will’s medical condition became worse, the couple decided to close the restaurant and focus solely on his recovery. It shut its doors for good on February 17. Nikola, who manages the business side of Roscoe’s, said it was devastating to close down, but said it was too difficult to balance the restaurant with Will’s medical problems.
Dermatologists in Medford said if a patient receives the right treatment, they can sometimes recover in a few months. Nikola said Will is currently on pain medication and steroids to fight the disorder.
The couple does not have health insurance, but they have set up a PayPal account to help pay Will’s medical bills. PayPal donations can be sent to email@example.com. They also request you send donations to P.O. Box 721, Phoenix, OR 97535.