If you’ve ever stopped by for lunch at Voltzy’s Rootbeer Stand at 4668 Springboro Pike, by WDTN, you’ve probably heard Voltzy give you hard time! For over 25 years he’s been serving up burgers and some amazing soups with an attitude. Now as you get to know and love him, like many of us have, you realize he’s a great big softy under that harsh bark.
Speaking of hard times, Voltzy’s summer has not been a fun one- in June he had surgery and announced he’d be closed for about 3 weeks. In reality he has had a couple of surgeries and he’s not been able to work all summer.
Friends of his have launched a GoFundMe page to help:
As many of you know by now, Rick (Voltzy) has been through a lot this last couple of months. Not only has he had major surgery with his toe amputation and therapy but also having to close his restaurant, which is his main source of income. This has had a huge impact on him. Even with health insurance, there are still expenses that are not covered.
Rick is too proud to ask for anything but he would give you the shirt off his back. So, I’m a
sking for your help with donations for his medical bills. Any contribution, big or small would be greatly appreciated.
Rick can’t wait to get to back to what he loves doing, and that’s cooking, and of course chatting with all of his customers.
Let’s help Voltzy focus on getting well and hopefully recover quicker without having to worry about all the medical bills piling up. He loves and misses all of you and is so ready to return.
“Doctors are extremely happy with my progress. I will be fitted next week with a toe prosthetic. This is a very slow healing process and we need to be sure the wound is healing properly.
Believe me, I am dying to get back to work and doing the thing I love to do most and that is cooking! I will post an update here once I have more info on returning. I miss everyone and appreciate all the prayers and support.”
Voltzy has been cleared to drive and spend limited time on his feet- notice how he’s pictured here checking out the competition at the Hamburger Stand in Miamisburg- no doubt he’s telling them they are only busy because his place is closed.