The actress and activist hiked the Swiss National Park of Eastern Switzerland this weekend, going slowly as she continues to work on her recovery.
“Dear friends, it is with reverence and silent awe that I offer this update,” she captioned a video of her hike via IG. “Today, five months and three weeks after the accident in the Congolese rainforest, I started walking again, and how! I hiked the #SwissNationalPark. As I walked in I felt comfortable, my natural garment of myself, at home in my mind. My leg and my foot worked wonderfully. I climbed the hill on uneven surfaces for an hour with confidence and descended carefully and easily. I rested in a meadow on the fruitful land of God for hours.
Judd was walking in a Congo rainforest in February when she tripped over a fallen tree, breaking her leg. Judd, a frequent visitor to the Congo, was doing work to track down bonobos, an endangered species of great apes.
Wynona Judd’s sister and Naomi Judd’s daughter also revealed how doctors didn’t expect her to be able to move her foot again so soon.
“The video of my moving foot is unheard of,” Judd said. “We expected my foot – if ever – to * start * moving in a year. In four months to the day, she has blown us all away. Now after I cried trying to spell ABC with a paralyzed foot… well, you see!
My leg will never be the same again. She’s a new leg. And I love her. We are friends. We have come a long way and we have a fabulous life ahead of us.
Read her emotional post in full below.