Girl battling lifelong illness to fulfill dream, will become cook at diner on Valentine's Day

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A local nonprofit, Jamie’s Dream, is working to make a dream come true for a little girl battling a lifelong illness.

Sierra Smith, 12, spent three months in Children's Hospital and said all she wanted to do was to go home and make a Thanksgiving meal.

Smith’s dream is to have her own restaurant, so on Valentine's Day, Kelly O's Diner will be turned into Pudd's Diner.  Smith will serve customers some of her favorite dishes.

Smith said her mom inspired her to cook.

“I watch her cook all the time, and it makes me want to cook.  I like to eat, but cooking is just as fun for me.  It makes me happy,” said Smith.

Smith will serve chicken and waffles, burgers and taco salads at the North Hills and Strip District locations.else through the stress,” said Sowers.