‘Paralyzed bride’ embracing life as new mother

Trending on Facebook

More popular and trending stories

- An innocent prank changed one woman’s life forever.

At Rachelle Friedman-Chapman’s bachelorette party, a bridesmaid pushed her into a swimming pool, all in good fun.

Friedman-Chapman fell headfirst into the water, which was only 3-½ feet deep. She cracked a vertebra and lost the feeling below her collarbone. Doctors have said that she will never walk again.

>> Read more trending stories  

Five years after the incident that left her paralyzed, Friedman-Chapman told Today that she has much to be grateful for, now that she and her husband Chris have welcomed a baby girl into the world via a surrogate.

Daughter Kaylee was born on April 26, weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces.

In addition to being a mother, Friedman-Chapman continues to champion the causes of quadriplegics and paraplegics, serving as a blogger, motivational speaker and maintaining an active presence on social media.

The happy fam 𾌧𾌧𾌧. Been awake since 4am but loving this adorable sweet girl!

Posted by Rachelle Friedman on Monday, April 27, 2015

Download Our App!

Listen on Alexa!

Y100 Concerts

Y100 Rodeo

8 Man Jam

Mobile Apps

Everything you love about y100fm.com and more! Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app.


Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices!