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Community raises support for CTX officer

(Source: GoFundMe) (Source: GoFundMe)

The community is raising support for a local officer who has had several medical procedures.

Beverly Hills Officer Chris Hudson has been in and out of the hospital for the last few months and is now on medical leave.

Hudson, who has been in law enforcement for more than 20 years, stepped on a nail while working in the yard in September.

"I treated it myself," Hudson said."Didn't really realize what was happening."

It didn't heal properly and he had to get his toe amputated.

In January, the 46-year-old had a heart attack, but he didn't realize that's what it was at the time.

"I was on some pretty intense call and after I got done with the call. I was short of breath, felt like someone was sitting on my chest," Hudson described. "My doctor's diagnosed me with allergy symptoms."

A month later, he went to a cardiologist who discovered Hudson had suffered a heart attack.

"It was very scary. You know my kids and him are my world. And if something were to happen to him I'd be heart broke," Karen Hudson, Chris' wife, said.

Officer Hudson is now wearing an automatic defibrillator.

"It shocks you back if your heart stops and it's a full wrap around piece apparatus that you wear 24 hours a day," Hudson said.

Hudson's gallbladder is now failing and the medical bills are piling up. 

"You open them up and they're $3,500, $700. Every one that comes is bigger and bigger and you're afraid to open it. Because you think, 'Do I pay this? Am I going to lose my car? Am i going to lose my house?'" Karen said.

His cousin, Cary Sieve, created a GoFundMe page to raise money to help Hudson and his family pay for the medical bills.

In addition to that GoFundMe page, a fundraiser has also been scheduled for Officer Hudson on April 25 at Bubbas 33 in Waco. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to Officer Hudson. You just have to make sure you mention his name to your server.

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