On February 13, actress Ashley Judd revealed in an interview with the New York Times that she was recovering from a serious injury. So in the middle of a report on bonobos in Congo, she fell and broke her leg. She revealed that she spent five hours lying on the ground waiting for help, but that it ended up being 55 hours between her fall and the time she was able to have the operation. Now out of danger, she spoke on Instagram in a long message to thank the Congolese who helped her.
“My friends. Without my Congolese brothers and sisters, my internal bleeding would most likely have killed me, and I would have lost my leg. I wake up crying in gratitude, deeply touched by everyone who helped save my life. during my grueling 55 hour odyssey “. Ashley Judd then went on to introduce some of the people who helped her in more detail: “Papa Jean is the one who found me after five hours, he calmly assessed the severity of my injury. He told me. what I had to do, he manipulated my leg by adjusting my broken bones into a position I could be carried while I screamed and writhed in pain. He saved my life. “
Ashley Judd pays homage to her saviors
The actress, who notably starred in Heat and Divergente, recounts the ordeal she experienced before arriving at the hospital. “Didier and Maradona are heroes. Didier drove the bike that carried me, I was back to back with him. When I started to pass out and collapse, he would help me get back into position. leaning on him. Maradona was in the back of the motorbike, holding my broken leg during the six hour journey on dirt roads full of crevices and made slippery by the rainy season. Ashley Judd also shared photos of her saviors: “Maradona was the only person to volunteer for this task. We developed a good friendship, discussing the pros and cons of polygamy and monogamy. I share. two photos of him, one with his hat and one with mine, which he likes a lot “.
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