Cliff Claus said he'd never been sick a day in his life.
But the Monroeville resident, who has performed ceramic tile work for 49 years, was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease in 2009. The disease progressed, and both of Claus' kidneys began shutting down, forcing the need for a transplant -- which he received Jan. 18.
The medical bills, however, are piling up. So a benefit spaghetti dinner is scheduled for Sept. 28 at the Norwalk Eagles Hall, 151 Cline St. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. and a reverse raffle will take place at 7. Raffle tickets are $25, which include one meal. People who enter have a chance to win $1,200 and the winner doesn't have to be present to win. A meal ticket is $6 in advance or $7 at the door. For tickets, or to make a donation, call Deb at (419) 668-0546.
A story about Claus, his medical issues and the benefit was published recently in the Norwalk Reflector.