“A beer for Kim”: The brewery raises money for the mother who is paralyzed during a carjacking in Aurora
A mother of two who was paralyzed while carjacking is now getting help from a southwest suburban brewery.
PLAINFIELD, Ill. – – A mother of two who was paralyzed while carjacking is now getting help from a southwest suburban brewery.
Customers lined up to buy “A Beer for Kim” today. The entire proceeds were donated to the paralyzed mother.
Most of the people at Werk Force Brewing in Plainfield have never met Kim Weibring, but felt the need to help.
Weibring, a 47-year-old mother of two boys, ate outside a Wendy’s in aurora last month when it was stolen.
One of the suspects pulled her out of the car, shot her in the back, and severed her back.
“Kim is permanently paralyzed from the waist down. However, she is a fighter and will continue to fight. But from now on she will basically need support,” said John Reincke, Kim’s stepfather.
Kim is a fan of Werk Force Brewing and a friend of the owner, which inspired the team to take action and raise some beer cash.
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“The next morning we came to the brewery, let the guys brew the beer and announced that we would do whatever we could to take care of them,” said Nick Cata of Force Brewing.
A beer for Kim is a West Coast IPA, her favorite style. It includes a link to their GoFundMe page which has already raised more than $ 200,000.
“She’s so keen to get out of there and do as much as possible, especially for her boys,” said Reincke.
By Friday afternoon, all 40 cases were sold out with one exception.
“We have some reserved especially for her, so she will have her share,” said Cata.