Milano, 48, was a passenger in a 2020 Ford Edge SUV, revealed how on Monday the crash involved “some of the most horrifying moments of my life.” Her uncle, Mitchell J. Carp, has been hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center since the accident on Aug. 17.
“Uncle Mitch is still in and out of consciousness. He’s on life support,” Milano said in a TikTok.
“My brother went there yesterday and played him some oldies, and his whole body started moving. So, he really loved that. The nurses at the UCLA Medical Center and the doctors are taking such incredible care of Uncle Mitch, but he’s got a long road ahead of him.”
Milano added how Carp had a fever over the weekend — which led doctors to believe he also may have an infection.
“Uncle Mitch is a fighter,” she said. “The doctors say that every day is a miracle that he still hangs on.”
Milano ended by encouraging her followers to obtain CPR certification, saying: “You could be called upon to save a life at some point, and it’s really, really valuable to know how to do that.”
Her uncle drifted into another lane after becoming unconscious following his heart attack, according to a California Highway Patrol press release.
Thankfully, they were able to eventually “able to bring the Ford to a stop between the #1 and #2 lanes” thanks to “the assistance of a good Samaritan.”
Law enforcement sources revealed to TMZ that Milano performed CPR on her uncle until first responders arrived. LAPD units also initiated CPR on Carp upon their arrival, followed by the Los Angeles City Fire Department. Carp was then transported to UCLA Westwood Hospital.
Milano was “uninjured” after the incident and was later picked up by her husband, David Bugliari.
Her friends, fans & followers commented their support, saying: “Hugs and prayers for your uncle. And your message was so important. Hugs to you. Be well.”
While another said: “Lifting him into the light, and sending more prayers and love for recovery for Uncle Mitch.”
Followed by: “What an incredibly traumatic event. I’m so sorry you and your Uncle had to experience this. And yes, the people who stop and help should be celebrated.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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