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The Otis Grill serves up some comfort to loyal customer

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Otis Grill in Otis Orchards is the type of restaurant that makes its diners feel right at home.

"There's people who come every day just because we are a consistent something," said server Shannon Burville.  

And, for the month of October, they decided to add some extra decorations - all of them, pink, to make one of their most loyal customers feel more at home.

Lynda Churchill-Gordon is what you'd call a 'regular' at the Otis Grill. 

"She's just a wonderful lady," said Shannon. "We love Lynda. She comes in with a smile, even though we know not every day is a good day."  

That's because a few months ago, Lynda was diagnosed with breast cancer - DCIS, a type of breast cancer that goes into the ductal system.

Just a few weeks ago, she had a bi-lateral masectomy.

"It was a shock, I don't know how to explain it," she said. "I look in the mirror and it's like part of me is missing."  

But, as she recovers, The Otis Grill continues to comfort and support her.

"It helps me stay strong, knowing these people are there for me," Lynda said.

"Lynda said, 'you guys are my bright spot, when I'm feeling low," explained Shannon.

They also continue to serve her some much needed comfort food.

"This is the first place I wanted to come after my surgery, " she said. "I was starving, and I said, I need a cheeseburger."

The Otis Grill is still taking donations as part of breast cancer awareness month. They plan to donate the money they raise to Cancer Care NW in Lynda's honor at the end of the month.

The Otis Grill is located at 21902 East Wellesley Avenue in Otis Orchards. For more information about their restaurant, you can check out their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/The-Otis-Grill-231011495878/ 

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