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Rachelle Friedman's bridesmaids pushed her into a pool's shallow end, breaking her neck and leaving her paralyzed from the chest down. Now she can't marry her fiance because their combined income would cause her to lose her Medicaid benefits.

"Worst _______ ever" stories are usually untrue. But I'm pretty sure the news clip above describes the worst bachelorette party ever.

Light at the end of the tunnel: Rachelle, who worked as a dance and aerobics instructor before the accident, remains good-natured. Her betrothed is still devoted to her, even if he can no longer make his devotion official lest Rachelle lose the Medicaid benefits she now relies on. She's not even mad at her friends: "It was playful, but it went wrong. It was a freak accident." [ABC News]


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