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Tag: Rachelle Friedman

‘Paralyzed bride’ has a message for drivers who make it tough to access parking...

Published: December 28, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Rachelle Friedman Chapman – known by many as “the paralyzed bride” – is calling attention to the way people park in and around handicap-accessible spaces.

Chapman, who lives in Knightdale, shared a recent experience in a Facebook post Wednesday showing an SUV in a handicap space parked across the line, into the section designated for wheelchair access.

Chapman was unable to use the wheelchair ramp to her own SUV because the other vehicle was parked outside its boundary.

Stranger Makes Custom Hair Straighteners For Quadriplegic Woman After Seeing Reddit Post

Published: June 1, 2015

adapted straightener Rachelle FriedmanOne of the reasons we love Reddit is that every so often it shows off humanity’s kinder side.

Rachelle Friedman aka Rollingonwheelz, is a quadriplegic woman who got a dose of this kindness after she posted a casual comment in response to an AMA question from the Reddit community about how she did her hair and make up.

Paralyzed Bride Is Going To Be A Mom With Help Of Surrogate

Published: November 14, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Paralyzed Bride Is Going To Be A Mom“The accident made me want kids even more.” -Rachelle Friedman

Knightdale, NC — Rachelle Friedman loves to shop. The problem is she doesn’t know if she should buy baby clothes for a boy or a girl.

“Who knows what it’s going to be? I don’t know what I’m leaning toward. There’s good in both. I’d be happy either way,” says Friedman.

Rachelle is expecting her first child with the help of a surrogate.

10 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Someone Who Uses a Wheelchair

Published: November 21, 2013

Rachelle FriedmanI’ve heard some pretty crazy things come out of people’s mouths in my few short years as a wheelchair user. Most people definitely mean well, but some sentiments aren’t received the way many able bodied people might expect.  In the disabled community, it’s not uncommon for us to joke with each other about some of our interesting conversations with family, friends and strangers that often involve some off putting statements. below are the top 10 things that I’ve heard people say since my injury that don’t necessarily leave me with a warm and fuzzy feeling. –Rachelle Friedman

Rachelle Friedman, ‘Paralyzed Bride,’ Speaks Out: More Than Equality, We Want A Cure

Published: October 4, 2013 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Rachelle FriedmanEver since my injury three years ago I have been determined to show the world that people with disabilities can be just as happy, independent and productive as those without disabilities. But is it possible that showing such positivity could mask our daily hardships to the point that the urgency for a cure is diminished?

Don’t get me wrong, it’s important that society knows that we are more able than most would imagine. But sometimes it feels like that is the only message we’re getting out. What about the desire for a cure?

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