A Groom Was Paralyzed After Going Swimming At His Joint Bachelor and Bachelorette Party
On December 2, Meg Alexander and Brett Greenhill threw a joint bachelor/bachelorette party in Naples, Florida, inviting their loved ones to have a great time and celebrate their upcoming wedding. But after a tragic accident, Greenhill was rushed to the hospital and left paralyzed, unable to speak.
Peoplereports that Greenhill, 39, was playing football with his friends on the beach and decided to go swimming. He reportedly hit his head on a sandbar and had to be pulled from the water. Alexander remembers her fiancé telling her, "I can't feel anything. Meg, I love you so much and I'm so sorry. I love you so much."
Greenhill was airlifted to a hospital, where doctors said he was paralyzed from the neck down; he has a one percent chance of being able to walk again. "We're holding on to that 1 percent because if anyone will do it, it's Brett," Alexander said. "He's the hardest-working person you could ever imagine."
The couple had just mailed out invitations to their February wedding, and they were also planning a honeymoon traveling through New Zealand in a camper van. But now things are extremely different for the couple. Greenhill is unable to speak, but will regain that ability in the future. For now, Alexander goes through the alphabet letter by letter to help him spell what he wants to say. The first thing he told her was "I love you," and the second was "Please be patient with me."
Greenhill's family and friends have started a GoFundMe account to help pay for his medical expenses; the campaign has raised more than ,000 so far. They are also planning to start a charity in his name. "Anyone who has met Brett Greenhill, if only for a moment, will tell you how selfless, generous, and genuinely caring he is to everyone he encounters," the page reads.
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