Civil rights activist and writer Shaun King thanked his social media followers on Tuesday (Nov. 7) for their support after his daughter Kendi,19, was struck by a car and suffered serious head injuries.
In an Instagram post, King said Kendi was initially placed in an intensive care unit but her condition has improved. Three days earlier, King announced that Kendi was walking in Manhattan when a car hit her.
“I wanted to take some time out this morning to thank you all for praying for our daughter and sending our family encouragement this week. It’s meant the world,” he wrote.
King continued, “She was moved out of the surgical ICU and has gotten better and better daily as she started physical and cognitive therapy. Doctors and nurses and staff have been great.”
Kendi could be home soon if she meets certain goals for release from the hospital.
“I’m watching her like a hawk,” King wrote, apparently from Kendi’s ICU room.
He asked his social media followers to pray for Kendi’s full recovery.
By Monday, Kendi posted a message of her own, saying that she was “alright” after suffering a brain contusion, a concussion and numerous scrapes but no broken bones.
“The food here isn’t bad and the nurses are all from Brooklyn so they’re real nice,” she shared with a light-hearted tone. “Thank you to everyone reaching out - I see your messages, I’m just a little too concussed to respond right now.”