Former Real Housewives of Atlanta castmember Claudia Jordan has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help with the medical expenses of her friend Melyssa Ford who survived a horrific car crash with an 18-wheeler last month.
Ford survived a near-death experience when the 18-wheeler clipped her SUV and caused it to flip three times landing upside down, Page Six reports.
“It’s a shame I have to do this to let folks know the seriousness of @melyssaford ‘s accident (I got her permission first) but here it is,” Jordan captioned a photo from the accident after it occurred. “She was involved in a horrific accident that could have easily taken her life. It’s actually a miracle she survived. She’s injured FOR REAL. She doesn’t even remember this as she has a huge gash in her head and blood on the brain.”
Ford, who is currently a co-host on the Hollywood Unlocked Uncensored podcast, suffered a fractured skull, a concussion, bleeding on the brain as well as a large 10-inch open wound.
And now Jordan is trying to raise $100,000 to go towards her friend’s medical care. She has raised just under $16,000 so far with the GoFundMe fundraiser.
“We are asking those closest to her and supporters who have shown an outpour of concern and well wishes to contribute to this GoFundMe...,” Jordan explained. “In a time when the world seems to be spiraling out of control, miracles like this remind us of the one beautiful thing we all have in common and should be thankful for every day, LIFE.”
Ford is a former video vixen who was also a castmate on Bravo's Blood, Sweat, & Heels.