This past year chef/co-owner Jeff Butler took time off from Folly Beach hangout The ‘Wich Doctor to recover from heart surgery. Recently, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page, Butler has had to take a break from complications associated with that surgery. The ‘Wich Doctor posted yesterday that Butler was finally out of intensive care for an infection.
Due to the costs associated with the long hospital visit, friends of Butler and partner Krista Hines have set up a GoFundMe page to help. Asking for $20,000, the page reads:
Krista Hines and Jeff Butler are owners and operators of The Wich Doctor restaurant on Folly Beach, SC. Just one year ago, Jeff had open heart surgery to replace a valve on his heart. Although his surgery went very well, he has had some health issues, mainly due to side effects from medication that he cannot live without.
Jeff has been in ICU in Charleston, SC for the last week with a fever and infection. The doctors have not been able to identify where the infection in his blood is coming from, and there are certain medications he is unable to receive. Krista has been by his side every day and incapable of running the restaurant without her husband, the chef. Jeff is progressing well but he has a long road ahead of him.
We have an opportunity to come together and help our dear friends. They have faced many obstacles over the last year and it would be wonderful to shower them with love in their time of need. Just a small amount from each one of us can add up to be a huge miracle for this couple and life changing for them at this time. Please consider helping them out and contributing what you can. Krista and Jeff are both amazing people that never ask for anything. Their restaurant is their way of life and it takes both of them to make it a success.