Paralyzed North Carolina woman welcomes baby via surrogate

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KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman paralyzed from the chest down after a bachelorette party accident has welcomed a newborn baby via surrogate.

WRAL-TV ( reports 29-year-old Rachel Friedman Chapman and husband Chris Chapman welcomed daughter Kaylee Rae Chapman on April 26. Chapman was paralyzed in a freak accident four years ago at a bachelorette party when her friend shoved her into a pool. She and Chris were only a month away from their wedding.

While Chapman is able to have children, a medicine she takes would make a pregnancy risky. Friedman's friend from college, Laurel Humes, offered to be the surrogate.

A crew from TLC is documenting the couple's life as first-time parents.


Information from: WRAL-TV,

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