Shetara Sims, a single mum, has experienced many difficult things in her life, but her daughter’s murder in 2012 has been the most agonizing.
Police officers were the only people Shetara could turn to after her darling daughter was killed; they stood by her and supported her during that difficult period.
Officers from the Kansas City Police Department wrote in a GoFundMe campaign they set up for her a few years ago, “She said the detectives who worked her daughter’s case were like her therapists, fathers, and lifelines all in one.”
When she won the lotto two years ago, the woman didn’t have to second-guess herself because she was so appreciative of the police’s assistance.
She had recently lost her work at the time, and she was having financial difficulties. She was believed to have had only $7 at the time and was struggling to make ends meet.
But then something remarkable occurred. She discovered a $1 cash on the parking lot floor while grocery shopping with her daughter Rakiya, who is 12 years old.
With the money, she chose to purchase a lottery ticket. She was also certain where she would spend the winnings when she realized the ticket had earned $100.
“Mom, we should give that to the police officer who got shot,” Rakiya mentioned this in reference to a law enforcement officer who had been shot in the line of duty approximately one week previously.
Shetara felt confident that this was the correct action to take. After all, it would be a chance to show gratitude to the officers who helped her and her other daughter through the difficult time following the death of her younger daughter.
Therefore, she dialed the number for the KCMPD and requested to make a contribution.
The officer who took her call responded that the shot officer, who was at the time in the intensive care unit (ICU), was being cared for, but that she could make a donation to aid his family with the costs of petrol and meals while they were going to and from the hospital.
The money was given by Shetara, and once the police department shared the story on social media, there were hundreds of people who wanted to assist the single mother in any way they could.
After conducting some research, the cops were able to locate out Sims and meet with her along with her daughter, who is 12 years old. Sims had not left a name when she made the contribution, so the officers had to find her down themselves.
Even when the officers informed her that they would set up a GoFundMe page for her, she continued to question whether or not the family of the officer who was shot required the funds more than she did.
In the end, the page was made, and despite the fact that the initial goal was set at $10,000, close to $170,000 has been donated by individuals.
It is hard to believe that this woman’s generous deed was rewarded in such a significant way as to warrant such praise.
Concerning the injured officer, his fellow Kansas City Police Department officers shared that he made a speedy recovery, was released from the hospital, and was currently participating in intensive brain injury therapy.
What a wonderful story that teaches us that when we are helpful to other people, life will reward us for it in some different manner or form.