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Paralyzed Bride

The 'Paralyzed Bride' Opens Up About Exciting New Pursuit: Motherhood

OWN | Posted 07.01.2014 | OWN

Rachelle Friedman was just weeks away from her dream wedding when her life changed in an instant. On May 23, 2010, Rachelle was surrounded by frien...

Why I'll Never Publicly Name The Friend Who Caused My Paralysis

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Rachelle Friedman

I'm not just a "paralyzed bride." I'm Rachelle, a regular girl who had everything going for her when it all came crashing down. And my dear friend, who had only innocent intentions, is not just the girl who pushed me.

Woman With Disability: More Than Equality, We Want A Cure

Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact

By Rachelle Friedman, The Mobility Resource Ever since my injury three years ago I have been determined to show the world that people with disabili...

Paralyzed Bride: You Don't Lose Your Identity Unless You Surrender It

Posted 08.23.2013 | Impact

By Rachelle Friedman, the Mobility Resource There are very few moments that can happen in one's life that can change everything forever. In a split...

WATCH: Paralyzed Bride Inspires Us In Big, Big Way

Posted 09.16.2013 | Weddings

At just 17 years old, Stevie Beale was paralyzed from the waist down in a tragic car crash that killed the car's driver -- and Beale's best friend -- ...

Paralyzed Bride Gives Inspiring Advice On Staying Strong

Posted 08.01.2013 | Impact

By Rachelle Friedman, The Mobility Resource When my spinal cord injury happened four weeks before my wedding, I was devastated, but comforted that ...

WATCH: Quadriplegic Bride Receives Generous Gift

Posted 07.24.2013 | Weddings

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 acci...

'Paralyzed Bride' On Hardest Obstacle Since Accident

Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact

Editor's Note: Rachelle was paralyzed at her bachelorette party three years ago after she was playfully pushed into a pool four weeks before her weddi...

Where The 'Paralyzed Bride' Is Now

Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact

By Rachelle Friedman, The Mobility Resource Change is inevitable. Sometimes it’s good. Sometimes it’s bad. And sometimes it has no real effect ...

Why Walking Down The Aisle Will Be A Huge Step For This Bride

Posted 09.27.2012 | Weddings

Alissa Boyle fully expected to be walking down the aisle on her wedding day. But not long after her boyfriend, Nathan, proposed, Boyle was paralyze...

WATCH: Shooting Survivor Shops For Wedding Gown On 'Say Yes'

Posted 03.02.2012 | Weddings

Most brides dream of walking down the aisle on their wedding day. But for "Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta" bride Lauren Garcia, walking isn't an opt...

Paralyzed Bride Learns To Move On Her Own

NY Daily News | Posted 01.03.2012 | Good News

The North Carolina woman who got married last August - in spite of a freak accident that left her paralyzed - is determined to regain movement in her ...

WATCH: Bride Paralyzed In Bachelorette Party Freak Accident Gets Fantasy Wedding

Posted 09.24.2011 | Impact

A poolside accident may have paralyzed Rachelle Friedman at her bachelorette party last year, but that didn't keep her from reveling in her dream wedd...

Woman Paralyzed At Bachelorette Party To Marry, With Friend Who Caused It At Side

AP | By MARTHA WAGGONER | Posted 09.17.2011 | Impact

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A year after she was paralyzed in poolside horseplay at her bachelorette party, Rachelle Friedman knows one thing she would change ab...

WATCH: Bride-To-Be Paralyzed By Bachelorette Party Prank Talks About Incident

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A former bride-to-be is now paralyzed and has put off plans to marry after a bachelorette party prank went terribly wrong. Rachelle Friedman was pa...