Someone to know: Inspiring restaurateur facing a serious health crisis
Bob Weekes owns Raw Bar in Mashpee
MASHPEE, Mass. —
Bob Weekes is someone you might know, because he serves one of the best lobster rolls in the world and he makes it a point to meet his customers.
If you don’t already know him, you might be inspired his attitude and the way he is handling a serious health crisis.
At his Raw Bar in Mashpee, it is clear to see that Weekes has a way with people. He remembers all of his customers and greets them personally.
“It’s not just about the lobster rolls and the mudslides and stuff. We are party of the community,” he said.
But under his friendly exterior is a serious concern: He needs a kidney.
Weekes received a donated kidney from his sister eight years ago, but it has since stopped working. Now he requires dialysis three times a week.
Now, many of his customers are thinking about him.
“There’s not a day I walk in here and there isn’t someone saying, ‘I’m saying prayers for you.’ The community has been unbelievable,” Weekes said.
He is being treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and working with a living-kidney coordinator.