American Actress, Ashley Judd has expressed her appreciation to some people in Congo who helped find treatment for her leg injury while on a research trip in the country.

The political activist on Tuesday shared intimate photos and details from the horrific 55-hour ordeal during which she struggled to find treatment for her leg

After the incident, Judd thought about calling the attention of authorities to the plight of the impoverished nation’s need for better access to health care. This occurred while she used the opportunity to make comments about the incident over the weekend.

In Judd’s words, “Without my Congolese brothers and sisters, my internal bleeding would have likely killed me, and I would have lost my leg,”

“I wake up weeping in gratitude, deeply moved by each person who contributed something life giving and spirit salving during my grueling 55 hour odyssey.”

While Judd thanked those who helped triage her injury and get her to safety, she described her leg as “grossly misshapen” from being broken in four places.

She wrote, “Dieumerci (“Thanks be to God”) remained seated, without fidgeting or flinching, for 5 hours on the rain forest floor. He was with me in my primal pain,”

” Papa Jean: it took 5 hours, but eventually he found me, wretched and wild on the ground, and calmly assessed my broken leg. He told me what he had to do. I bit a stick. I held onto Maud.