WEDDINGS
07/24/2013 05:06 pm ET | Updated Jul 24, 2013

Rachelle Friedman, Quadriplegic Bride, Receives Generous Gift From CrossFit Trainer (VIDEO)

A month before her 2010 wedding, a friend playfully pushed bride-to-be Rachelle Friedman into a pool at her bachelorette party. It led to a freak accident that left the former aerobics and line dancing teacher paralyzed from the chest down.

Three years later, the now-married and ever-positive Friedman is still on the road to recovery. But her efforts were stalled when her insurance company only agreed to pay for 20 days of physical therapy, according to WXII12. Without their help, the deductible was too expensive for her to afford.

That's when CrossFit APX owner Andrea Logan stepped in, offering to train the once-active Friedman for free and help her rebuild her upper body strength.

Watch the video above for more on Friedman's inspiring story. Then click through the slideshow below for photos of her and her husband Chris Chapman.

Where The Paralyzed Bride Is Now

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