Bachelor Nation alum, Michelle Money, has shared devastating news with her fans — her 15-year-old daughter is fighting for her life in the ICU after a horrific skateboarding accident.
UPDATE (April 12 4:45pm ET): Michelle Money’s ex Ryan Money confirmed that 15-year-old Brielle is now out of ICU and her condition is improving. “Brie had a big win today,” he wrote in an Instagram post on April 12. “She is doing so well!! Truly your prayers have been heard and are being answered. Your love, thoughts, spirit, positive energy are felt! We are so grateful for those of you who have invested in Brielle’s recovery,” he continued, adding “I’m not sure how many times I have cried today… Brielle has a road ahead of her and with as tough as she shown herself to be we have high hopes but also we have all the time and energy she needs from us. #briellestrong.”
UPDATE (March 30 10:45pm ET): After the initial news broke, Michelle updated her Instagram followers and said that her daughter’s surgery “went great”. She continued, “Her numbers are in a really good place. Two more days to let the brain swell up and monitor until taking her off of sedation to see what we find.”
ORIGINAL STORY: Michelle Money, who has been on The Bachelor, Bachelor Pad and Bachelor in Paradise, is begging fans to keep her daughter, Brielle Money, in their thoughts and prayers after a skateboarding fall left her hospitalized and on life support. Michelle shared the devastating news on Instagram, along with a photo of 15-year-old Brielle, who was hooked up to various machines in her hospital bed. “She suffered a serious brain trauma and a fractured skull,” Michelle explained. “She is in a medically induced coma to relieve pressure in her brain.”
In her lengthy message, Michelle also sent out a plea to parents everywhere about the importance of making sure their kids are always wearing helmets while partaking in activities like skateboarding. “This is the worst experience of my life,” she admitted. “ALWAYS MAKE THEM WEAR THE HELMET. ALWAYS. EVEN WHEN THEY PUSH BACK.” Thank you to the neighbors who happened to be on a walk and found her and called 911. I would not have found her in time.”
Michelle shares Brielle with her ex-husband, Ryan Money. Brielle was six-years-old when Michelle first appeared on season 11 of The Bachelor in 2011. She was eliminated by Brad Womack in week seven, and went on to compete on the second season of Bachelor Pad, where she was eliminated in the seventh episode.
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Brielle was in terrible skateboarding accident and is in the ICU on life support. She suffered a 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. 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. ALWAYS MAKE THEM WEAR THE HELMET. ALWAYS. EVEN WHEN THEY PUSH BACK. Thank you to the neighbors who happened to be on a walk and found her and called 911. You will never understand. I would not have found her in time. My heart is forever grateful. Thank you to all of you who have sent prayers and messages and love. Brielle has been through so much already this year. She has proven how strong she is. I know she will pull through. #PrayForBrie
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Michelle was also on season one of Bachelor in Paradise in 2014. She met Cody Sattler on the show, and after filming, they pursued a relationship off-camera. They split after just a few months, but wound up getting back together, and even appeared on Marriage Boot Camp in 2016 before ending things for good. Michelle has been dating pro golfer, Mike Weir, since 2016.