Single Mom Donates $100 Lottery Winnings to Injured Police Officer

After Kansas City single mom Shetara Sims won $100 in the lottery, she decided to donate the winnings to a Kansas City police officer who had been wounded in the line of duty, CNN reports. Sims was down to her last $7 when she found a single dollar bill in a parking lot, and decided to use it to buy a lottery ticket, and won $100. Sims' daughter Rakiya Edmonson, suggested instead they donate it to the police detectives who had helped them during a tragedy, the 2012 death of her eldest daughter. "The detectives were really there for us. They were there for us more than anyone I can imagine. They did things they didn't have to do," Sims said. "They came to see my kids. They did a lot. They were fathers, therapists. They were everything. Sims donated the money anonymously, and news of the generous donation spread. Officers spent days tracking her down, hoping to find her and repay her kindness. "To hear her call and just express thanks for no reason other than she's thankful, it's really impactful to us, and it's really touching to us," Kansas City Police Department Sgt. Jake Becchina said. Once officers finally learned of her identity, they set up a GoFundMe campaign for her, which has so far raised over $59,000. 

This mom donated her lottery winnings to a wounded police officer. Now the community is paying her back - CNN

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