In a new Instagram post, Chrissy Teigen wrote that she was "overwhelmed" and crying after finding out that her friends donated seven pints of blood to replace the amount that she was given in the hospital while she was there a month ago.
Teigen was hospitalized in late September with severe bleeding during her high-risk pregnancy. After spending the night in the hospital, she announced that she and husband John Legend had lost the baby, whom they named Jack, as The Inquisitr reported at the time.
Since then, she has been pretty quiet on social media, but in recent days she has returned to share her healing journey. In her latest Instagram post, she paid tribute to the circle of friends who gathered together to donate blood over the Halloween weekend.
"Ok, I tried writing this 4 times but the tears were too much. Here we go again, with my heart full of warmth and happiness," she started her post.
"Phewwwww the tears. I'm overwhelmed by our circle of friends. The love I feel for each and every person in our circle actually makes me ache," Teigen added. "@kimmiekyees, I've known you for so many years now. You know every story, you hear every life gripe, you're amazing at what you do but the way you treat my kids and family is cherished always. To do something like this for baby jack is just...I dunno. Beautiful."
The caption was accompanied by a collection of images that showed multiple women showing up to a Halloween night blood drive at an American Cross bus. Several of them sat on beds while hooked up to IVs and other images showed them proudly displaying the full bags of blood and their bandages after completing the process.
They noted that they had given seven pints from the seven of them.
Teigen continued, writing that she'd been told donations were down because high school students give so much of the blood donated. With school in session, the students who usually give blood in exchange for a small perk -- like a sweet treat or a coupon for a movie -- can't make it as regularly. She also wrote that people often donate blood at blood drives held at work, but with many offices closed, that wasn't happening as often either.
The model and cookbook author concluded by stating that she loved her friends and their efforts and was proud to have them as part of her life.
Legend commented on the homage with a series of hearts.