After Oklahoma Officer Breaks Neck, Carrie Underwood Has A Shocking Response
When a Checotah, Oklahoma, police officer was crushed by a truck, he suffered many severe injuries, including a broken neck. Now, country music fans across the country have been left stunned after they heard what their “sweetheart” Carrie Underwood did in response.
Checotah Assistant Police Chief Justin Durrett was driving to work when his truck suddenly slid off of the road and he was ejected from his seat. Unfortunately, as a result of being thrown from his vehicle, his truck landed on top of him.
According to the GoFundMe set up in his honor, “He had been underneath the truck for at least 45 minutes. Misty Johnson a sheriff found him. She never takes the route she did but something told her to. She then seen his vehicle seen glass busted out and then heard his phone ringing. So she ran to him and called for help and never left his side. Thanking God for her!”
The fundraising site continues, “Injuries he is suffered from are broken neck, to many staples to count on his head. He went under surgery last night and the vertebrae’s affected were c3-t2. His spine was bruised but still a waiting and watching as of now. He cannot feel from chest down, Legs nothing.”
It adds, “We would like to help anyway possible. Since he isn’t gonna be able to work he has bills and two children. Not to mention the cost of the medical bills and what he may have to do after whether rehab what not. Any donations are greatly appreciated I know Justin and his family could use the extra help not even just financially if u don’t have please share and just say a prayer.”
As soon as country music star Carrie Underwood heard about what happened, she was saddened like many other Americans — but she felt something much more.
Come to find out, Underwood is a childhood friend of the wounded assistant chief, according to Blue Lives Matter. Being the sweetheart that she is, she instantly took action and donated $10,000.
The GoFundMe has currently amassed more than $12,500 of Durrett’s $20,000 goal reached, $10,000 of which came from Underwood, according to Inquisitr. On the account, it shows that Underwood — who’s still recovering from a few injuries of her own — made the donation to her childhood friend’s fund to help him pay for medical bills under her married name of Carrie Fisher.
It just goes to show what kind of person she is. She has done several good deeds over the years and isn’t about to stop. She’s donated generators to the local fire department in her hometown, given $50,000 to fund the area’s first community splash pad, and has even gifted the town music equipment for school children. In addition, she even set up the C.A.T.S (Checotah Animal, Town, and School) Foundation in 2009, which aims to raise funds to improve Carrie’s hometown of Checotah, Oklahoma.
“I don’t think that people really realize what all that she has done,” Checotah Mayor Daniel Tarkington said of Carrie’s hometown efforts back in November. “So much, because she doesn’t go around bragging on herself. She just goes about and does things.”
Even though she is arguably one of the most famous and gorgeous stars in the country music industry, she continues to be a good person who tries to follow her Christian beliefs, spreading God’s word through Christ-like action. Like many in Checotah, Assistant Police Chief Justin Durrett and his family will forever be grateful for Carrie’s kindness and generosity.
Carrie Underwood is one of the few people in the celebrity spotlight who has allowed her relationship with God to grow since achieving success. She’s exactly the kind of role model our children need in our sinful society, and as long as she continues being as generous and selfless as she’s been in the past, she’s going to continue to do great things, setting a great example for us all.
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