Kimberly Leimeister, who suffers from Stage 4 terminal stomach cancer, doesn't want to die in a sterile environment.
She doesn’t want to take her last breath in a Green Springs facility, but in her home in Norwalk. Leimeister’s family members, including her sister, Becky Griggs, are trying to make that happen.
The 52-year-old Leimeister was a longtime cook at the Star Diner. A feature story about her was published last week in the Norwalk Reflector.
A benefit spaghetti dinner is scheduled from 3 to 11 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Norwalk Eagles. In addition to a meal, the event will feature a DJ dance and a door prize drawing of a Norwalk Custom Order Furniture Child Love Seat for the first 300 pre-sale tickets, which go on sale Friday. There will also be a Chinese auction, 50/50 and balloon pop.
Tickets cost $10, but admission is free for children ages 5 and younger. Tickets are available at the Star Diner, Charlie’s Bar, Gulf Inn or by calling (419) 706-8647 or (419) 706-8772.