In February, Moore contracted a rare skin disorder called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, which causes painful sores and skin loss inside and outside the body. He has been in and out of the hospital since then, and decided with his wife and co-owner Nikola to close the business for good last month.
The couple does not have health insurance, and have been trying to find ways to pay Will’s mounting medical bills. They are holding a yard sale at Roscoe’s on Saturday, where they will sell off everything from inside the restaurant, including tables, chairs, silverware, paintings, and kitchen appliances.
They have also received help from the community. Since first sharing their story last week, the couple’s mailbox has been flooded with letters and cards, many with checks to help pay those medical expenses. Nikola said she is grateful for the support.
“A lot of these people have never met us, or some of these people have never been to Roscoe’s,” she said.
“You never know how many people think of you and love you and are praying for you, until something comes up like this.”
The yard sale will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Roscoe’s BBQ. The address is 117 S. Main St. in Phoenix.