- Rachelle Friedman Chapman became incapacitated after her best friend pushed playfully into a pool where she hit the bottom and broke her neck
- Instead of wallowing in self-pity, Rachelle refused to let her injury stop her from living her life
- With the help of a surrogate, the two became parents to their precious daughter Kaylee last year.
Rachelle Friedman Chapman is an American author and blogger born 1985, Norfolk, Virginia, and best known for becoming incapacitated after a 2010 accident where her best friend playfully pushed her into a pool during her bachelorette party but instead of coming back up to the surface and laughing about it, Rachelle hit the bottom of the pool head first and broke her neck.
Instead of wallowing in self-pity, Rachelle refused to let her injury stop her from living her life. She joined a wheelchair rugby league, took up surfing, and still married her soulmate who stuck by her through the challenging time.
Rachelle and her husband Chris refuse to let the injury hold them back, and with the help of a surrogate, the two became parents to their precious daughter Kaylee last year.
While the adorable 1-year-old baby can’t learn from watching mom walk, in the video below you will see how she has learned to hold on to the back of Rachelle’s wheelchair for support as she practices standing and walking
Rachelle said “She got a lot of practice holding on to the back of my chair. She would pull up and hold on to the wheel, and then walk to the back and hold on to the bar in the back. My wheelchair was good practice for her. She would basically push my wheelchair. It was so cool she learned how to do that”