WPSO raises funds for Wells and family

By Paige Nash

The Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office announced the winner of their gun raffle yesterday, November 1, with the proceeds going towards supporting Wade Wells and his family. They were able to raise a grand total of $12,240. 

The winner of the Benelli 12-gauge Super Black Eagle 3 was Brian Still.  

Wells served more than 20 years as a patrol deputy for the WPSO before becoming ill this past July. Soon after discovering he had liver disease; he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He is currently waiting for a liver transplant.  

Webster Parish Sheriff Jason Parker said, “Just to give an update on Wade Wells, he was able to get medical retirement, but he is over in Dallas right now. He is on top of the list over there for a liver transplant. We thought we had some good news about a week ago, a possible match. They went to get him into surgery, and something just didn’t go right. He is back trying to recover.” 

Last Thursday, Wells’ wife Terika, gave an update via Facebook. 

“In regard to future transplant: We will be meeting with those surgeons in a few days to reevaluate if he’s ready. If he is, they will reactivate him again. In the meantime, until he has the transplant the liver docs are going to try and keep him in the hospital to keep him healthy enough to have surgery. At first, we saw this whole thing as a setback. However, more than one doctor has told us if he would have had the surgery it is likely that he wouldn’t have survived. God intervened and it’s a miracle that he is still here. So please keep praying. Prayers are being answered in more ways than our minds can imagine. God is hearing each and every one of them.” 

Volunteers have joined forces to sell hamburger plates at this weekend’s upcoming Main to Main. They will be set up at the corner parking lot of the Webster Parish Courthouse on Friday and Saturday with all proceeds being donated to Wells and his family. 

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