This is one of those shocking stories that we can’t quite believe is true.Twenty-five-year-old bride-to-be Rachelle Friedman was celebrating her upcoming wedding with friends in Virginia Beach last May. The bachelorette party turned tragic when her best friend jokingly pushed her into the shallow end of the pool. Rachelle hit her head on the bottom and was rushed to the hospital.
She’s now paralyzed and had to postpone her June wedding in order to qualify for Medicaid. The insurance coverage helps pay for ongoing treatment and therapy, but Rachelle says she’s still planning to get married to the love of her life, Chris Chapman. Rachelle describes the bachelorette party incident as “a freak accident.”
The website Gawker created a website for Rachelle so people can donate to her medical bills or offer up some encouragement. Visit RachelleFriedman.com if you want to help. We’re praying for you Rachelle!