North Carolina Woman Left Paralyzed After Bachelorette-Party Accident Will Get Married TodayBrian Hickey7/22/11 12:00am13EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalink Last June, middle-school teacher Rachelle Friedman was preparing to get married. But then, a friend pushed her into a pool. Playfully. With no malice, Friedman says. She hit the bottom awkwardly, though, and the end result was that she was a quadriplegic.