For the first time since her near-death experience in the middle of a New York City street, "Skins" star Kathryn Prescott is speaking out.
On Jan. 20, the actress posted a simple photo of a rock — a rock given to her after she was hit by a cement truck while crossing a New York City street last September.
"An anonymous woman, whose face I never saw, put this rock into my hand as I was being lifted onto a stretcher. She whispered into my ear that it was for good luck," the 30-year-old wrote on Instagram. "When I finally got to the operating room and was being prepped for my first surgery, one of the assistants asked me what was in my fist. I realized I had been holding onto it since then without realizing. Thank you to that woman (if anyone knows who she is, please tell me.)"
Kathryn's incident was made public after United Kingdom-based twin sister, Megan Prescott, made a plea to get to New York.
"I received the most terrifying phone call I've ever received in my life on Tuesday evening," Megan wrote on her Instagram last fall. "My twin sister Kathryn was hit by a cement truck while crossing a road in New York on the 7th September."
"After fighting through complex surgery some of Kathryn's injuries include: broken pelvis in two places, both of her legs, her foot and her left hand," Megan continued. "She is incredibly lucky to be alive. She narrowly avoided paralysis. The doctors are hopeful that she will make a full recovery but this will only be possible with the correct care right now."
Megan was desperate to get to the United States to be by her sister's side, and applied for an exemption from the COVID travel restrictions. Megan, though, was denied.
"She is alone in New York with no family members. I need help getting to New York to support her recovery," Megan explained. "I will have to help her until she can start to walk again. I need to be there to help her with literally everything as she will be able to do incredibly little by herself. She will be in rehab for a very long time and will need 24/hr care even after she leaves the hospital."
Without being flippant, Megan is Kathryn's rock… and Megan eventually made it to New York.
"Thank you to my sister for moving heaven and earth to get to me during a global pandemic and travel ban. Thank you to all of my friends for being there, without hesitation, and for sending your mums, friends and sisters when you couldn't," the "A Dog's Journey" actress said. "Thank you to my hospital room mate for being who you are and for making me laugh, even when there wasn't much to laugh about. Thank you to everyone who has reached out and helped in every and any way they could. From the bottom of my heart, thank you."