Melyssa Ford Releases 1st Video Since Near Fatal Car Accident
Melyssa Ford has made her first social media appearance since her devastating June car accident. She is now physically and emotionally ready and able to speak on the traumatic event. She first took to Twitter. Her caption reads:
I cannot express my gratitude enough to all of you who prayed for me and wished me well after my car crash. It means more than you will ever know .
Melyssa, pictured with her head wrapped in protective gauze, continued to thank everyone for their support in her first video message. She says:
Hey everybody. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for your prayers and love and support. I’ve been overwhelmed and humbled by it. Um I especially want to thank the good Samaritans that stopped to help me and the EMT and trauma staff at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Um and to my friends that haven’t left my side you guys are my forever family. Um I am home and trying to recover. I’m still in a lot of pain and my body is slowly healing. I’m just trying take it day by day, and some days are harder than others. But um I’m just grateful that I was given another chance at life. Um I appreciate all of your messages and well wishes. They really kept my spirits up. And for everybody who’s donated to the GoFundMe that my friend set up – I just can’t express my gratitude enough. So thank you.
She also posted her first Instagram post, detailing her recovery process and her feelings on the accident. The photo reads:
I want to say thank You, to all of You. The outpouring of love and support has been overwhelming and humbling. The near constant check in with well wishes and prayers from all of you has really made me wish I could hand out hugs appreciation. You’ve lifted my spirits during one of the hardest moments in my life. My gratitude is beyond measure.
Her caption reads:
Just over 4 weeks ago I was involved in a near fatal car crash. I have struggled to remember a lot of what happened during the course of my recovery. Due to my skull fracture and concussion, there are parts I may never remember. What I do know now, after seeing photos and hearing the accounts from people that came to my rescue before the EMT’s, is that some incredible human beings stopped to pull me from the wreckage of my Jeep, risking their lives not knowing if the car was at risk of catching fire. They removed their own clothing to place under and around my head to hold the gaping wound to my skull closed, and held a hat over my face to shield me from the sun. Just days before, I had been having a moment where I feared for humanity. Where it seemed we were more interested in capturing a moment rather than helping a soul in need. My fears were put to rest, by the quick thinking and compassionate actions of the Good Samaritans that helped me, the fast acting EMT workers and trauma staff and Huntington Memorial hospital and by the overwhelming outpouring of support that I’ve received from people all over the world. I’m humbled by the love and care and concern I’ve received. To my friends who raced to my hospital bed and rallied around me since the day of the crash, you are my forever family. From bringing me everything I could possibly need to having the forethought to start a Go Fund Me to assist with my present and future medical expenses, I’ll never be able to convey how much it has meant to me to know, without a doubt, that you had my back in my greatest hour of need.”
We exclusively reported news of her accident last month. Ford, 41, endured a gruesome car accident, colliding with an 18-wheeler truck on Ventura Freeway in Los Angeles while en route to Zena Foster’s bridal shower. Zena is now wife to R&B singer/songwriter Tank. The radio and TV personality suffered a concussion, fractured skull, bleeding on the brain and a 10-inch head wound that had to be surgically closed with staples and stitches. Upon her hospital release, sources revealed:
She also has staples in her elbows and other severe cuts and bruises on her entire body. She’s walking with the assistance of a walker and will have to undergo therapy to fully recover.
Get well soon, Melyssa!
By: Miata Shanay