In tragic news to come out of Bachelor Nation today, as Michelle Money shared that her daughter Brielle, 15, is on life support following a “terrible skateboarding accident” over the weekend. The Bachelor alum described her daughter’s injuries in a heartrending Instagram post asking fans for their support as her family deals with the devastating aftermath of Brielle’s accident.
Taking to Instagram early on Monday, Money posted a photo of her daughter lying in a hospital bed, hooked up to various machines. “Brielle was in a terrible skateboarding accident and is in the ICU on life support. She suffered serious brain trauma and a fractured skull. She is in a medically induced coma to relieve pressure in her brain. She is in amazing hands up at Primary Children’s Hospital,” Money shared.
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She then asked fans to send their best wishes into the universe for her little girl, pleading, “Please — I am asking for prayers. I believe in the power of communication with whatever God you believe in. The energy of your conscious focus to send healing to my daughter is real. In whatever form you commune with your Higher Power, please as a desperate mother, I am begging you to do so. She needs support and healing right now. And if you could send one up for me as well, I would appreciate it. This is the worst experience of my life.”
Money also took the moment to underscore how important it is for parents to insist on their children’s safety, even when their children aren’t receptive to it. “ALWAYS MAKE THEM WEAR THE HELMET. ALWAYS. EVEN WHEN THEY PUSH BACK,” she emphasized. According to Money, Brielle was discovered by neighbors who happened to be on a walk and called 911. “You will never understand,” she said of her gratitude. “I would not have found her in time. My heart is forever grateful.”
The Bachelor alum, who appeared on season 15 of the dating series (vying for Brad Womack’s heart) as well as Bachelor in Paradise, is getting tons of love from Bachelor Nation. “Oh Michelle, I’m so sorry. I’m praying for a miracle for you and your sweet girl. Sending you all the love in the world,” commented Emily Maynard. Added JoJo Fletcher, “I am so so sorry. Sending so many prayers to you and your sweet girl.” Other alums of the franchise to weigh in with words of encouragement and support include Jade Roper, Graham Bunn, Chris Bukowski, DeAnna Pappas, Ashley Spivey, Bob Guiney, Olivia Caridi and the Bachelor-Nation-adjacent Reality Steve.
And for now, Money seems buoyed by all of the support. “Thank you to all of you who have sent prayers and messages and love,” she ended her post. “Brielle has been through so much already this year. She has proven how strong she is. I know she will pull through.”
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