CTX police officer's mother needs help from the community to cover medical costs

Posted at 5:21 PM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2018-11-03 15:20:00-04

A Killeen police officer, a man who has pledged to serve and protect his community, now needs help from that very community. 

Wesley Kingsley has been a police officer in his hometown of Killeen for the last 10 years.

"It is my home. I was born and raised here, graduated from high school here. So keeping the home -- my home safe, everyone else's homes safe, being able to be out here meet people in the community, help people in the community," Kingsley said.  

But, now Officer Kingsley needs help from you, his community.

"My mom's had significant cardiac problems over the last few years, and she was recently told that she needs to have a heart transplant," Kingsley added.

Three weeks ago, Kingsley's mother had a Left Ventricular Assist Device or LVAD implant to help her heart rest while she waits for a transplant. But, in the meantime, the National Foundation for Transplants has asked her to come up with $20,000 to help cover the cost of the transplant. 

"I wish that I had the entire amount of money, and I don't obviously. But instead, we're relying on donations, family and friends," Kingsley said. 

Kingsley is an only child and his parents are divorced.

"She's literally my everything. She's been my rock through a lot of hard times, my number one supporter, and she's just always been there," Kingsley added.  

Now it's Officer Kingsley's turn to be there for her... to try and protect her just like he does the community of Killeen. 

"Just keep my mom in your thoughts, and if you'd never considered it, consider being an organ donor," Kingsley said. 

If you would like to donate to help Officer Kingsley's mother, you can do so here.

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