Shetara Sims isn’t having a great year. The Kansas City, Missouri, woman lost her job, was struggling with her bills, and was down to her last $7 when she bought a lottery ticket and won $100. It seemed like the answer to her prayers, however, Shetara is a saint who decided to donate the money back to the family of a fallen police officer.
The donation wasn’t random. In 2012, Shetara’s daughter was killed, and it was the detectives going above and beyond their jobs that helped the family cope with the loss.
“The detectives were really there for us,” Shetara said. “They were there for us more than anyone I can imagine. They did things they didn’t have to do. … They came to see my kids. They did a lot. They were fathers, therapists. They were everything.”
Initially, she made the donation anonymously, but detectives did what detectives do and tracked her down to say thank you.
“She agreed to have a fund set up for her,” the police department said. “Even still, when we tracked her down, she said, ‘Doesn’t the officer’s family need it more than me?’ She’s got a heart of gold,” the police department wrote.”
Once they found out who the woman was who made the donation, they set up a Gofundme to raise money for Shetara.
At the time of publication, the Gofundme had raised more than $97,000.
“Shetara and her daughter are a prime example of what good can accomplish over pure evil,” one donor said. “God Bless both of them and the Kansas City PD for spreading the love!!”
You can donate to Shetara here.