Melyssa Ford is finally speaking about her near-fatal accident, expressing gratitude for those who have helped in her recovery in the past month.

On June 28th, Ford survived a near-death experience when an 18-wheeler clipped her SUV and caused it to flip three times landing upside down, Page Six reports.

The former model shared a statement on Instagram on Sunday.

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.

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“I’m humbled by the love and care and concern I’ve received,” she wrote. “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.”

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.

Former Real Housewives of Atlanta castmember Claudia Jordan Jordan is trying to raise $100,000 to go towards her friend’s medical care. She has raised just under $22,000 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 model who was also a castmate on Bravo’s Blood, Sweat, & Heels.

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