"Jesus Take the Wheel" singer Carrie Underwood truly has a heart of gold. After a police officer who was a childhood church friend was badly injured in a car accident, the country singer offered to shoulder some of his medical expenses.
Assistant Police Chief Justin Durrett of Checotah, Oklahoma has been friends with Underwood since they were younger when they went to the same church, according to KOMO News. So when the singer heard about his plight, she did not hesitate in contributing to his GoFundMe page.
Durrett got into an accident on February 11 while on his way to work. He slid off the road and got ejected from his truck, which landed on him. "It's by the grace of God this man is alive, not only alive but responsive. He had been underneath the truck for atleast 45 minutes," the fundraising page reads. "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!"
Durrett sustained a broken neck and many staples 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," the page added.
Underwood donated $10,000 to his cause, while many kind-hearted individuals did the same thing. As of writing, they have received $18,481 out of their intended $20,000 goal.
Underwood herself suffered from an accident late last year. She fell on the steps outside of her home in Tennessee, which resulted in a broken wrist. Her face was also badly hurt, and she required 40 to 50 stitches to her face. Since the accident, Underwood barely posts photos of herself on Instagram.
She even warned fans that she will not look the same again. "And when I am ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different," she wrote in a letter. "I'm hoping that, by then, the differences are minimal but, again, I just don't know how it's all going to end up."