In March, we shared the story of Rachelle Friedman, an NC bride-to-be who was paralyzed in a tragic accident. Van Products and BraunAbility teamed up to help Rachelle and her family by providing the use of a wheelchair van. Now that the wedding is less than a month away, we wanted to update you on some of exciting events in Rachelle’s life over the past few months!
This February, NBC’s Today Show and George to the Rescue (a home improvement TV show) worked with the Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County to remodel Rachelle’s home and transform it into a wheelchair accessible living space. They outfitted the home with an elevator, upgraded the master suite, kitchen, upstairs second bathroom and built a new deck with an accessible ramp. Check out the video!
In addition to the exciting renovations, Rachelle was approached by www.1800registry.com who offered to pay for here wedding and honeymoon. The Today Show will be assisting with some of the planning and sending cameras to record footage the day of the wedding.
In a recent blog post, Rachelle announced, “we picked the schedule, the yummy menu and threw around some cool decoration ideas! I’ve also tried on my original wedding dress and I’m so happy to say it will still work in a wheelchair. The wedding will be on July 22nd and we are all just so excited! We have been waiting so long for this day and I couldn’t be happier!”
Congratulations Rachelle and Chris, we are excited for you and look forward to hearing more about your special day!