Paralyzed Bride Announces Plans to Have Child

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A woman who became paralyzed at her bachelorette party is now moving on to the next stage in her life. Rachelle Friedman and her husband say they want a baby and will be using a surrogate to finally become parents.

A woman who became paralyzed at her bachelorette party is now moving on to the next stage in her life. Rachelle Friedman and her husband say they want a baby and will be using a surrogate to finally become parents.

Rachelle’s ordeal started in 2010. Then, she was looking forward to marrying her finance, Chris. However on the night of her bachelorette party, tragedy struck.

One of her bridesmaids pushed her into the shallow end of a hotel pool and Rachelle’s neck broke on impact. Because of that freak accident, she is now left paralyzed from the chest down.

Rachelle, although confined to a wheelchair, went on to marry Chris. Life moved on as best as it could and she even forgave her friend for pushing her, calling it just an unfortunate accident.

Now Rachelle and Chris want to expand their family. Said Rachelle ‘It's hard not to feel envy for how easy it will likely be... for all of my girlfriends to have kids and be active moms. I don't know how I'll handle it when that time comes, but I will tell you I'm moving towards being a mother myself.’

Rachelle can still carry a child biologically, but her medications would harm the unborn child. The couple has launched a Go Fund Me campaign to help pay for the surrogacy.