The Tragic Reason Michelle Money's Daughter Was In The Hospital

The Bachelor alum Michelle Money, who starred on Brad Womack's season of the reality series, revealed on March 30, 2020, via Instagram that her daughter, Brielle Money, had been hospitalized. "The energy of your conscious focus to send healing to my daughter is real," she captioned a shot of Brielle lying in a hospital bed. "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." She added, "And if you could send one up for me as well, I would appreciate it. This is the worst experience of my life."

Michelle, who welcomed Brielle into the world in 2005 with her ex-husband, Ryan Money, opened up about her parenting decisions after going public with the news. "I'm feeling mad and disappointed in myself today," she captioned an Instagram video. "I know it's not helpful in this situation but it's where I'm at. Raising Brielle as a single mom with 50/50 custody has made it difficult to ever want to argue with her. I only get her half of the week." She continued, "I've made being her friend more important than being her mom. I regret a lot of things today."

Amid Michelle's outpouring of honesty, some fans might have been wondering what caused Brielle's hospitalization. We reveal the details of her harrowing journey below. 

Michelle Money urges fans to wear a helmet

Brielle Money was involved in a serious skateboarding accident, suffering "serious brain trauma and a fractured skull," as Michelle Money revealed on Instagram. Michelle noted that, if Brielle hadn't been found by their neighbors who happened to be on a walk, the outcome could have been very different. "This is the worst experience of my life," the former reality star penned.

Michelle also had an important message for her fellow parents, which suggested why Brielle's accident was especially bad. "ALWAYS MAKE THEM WEAR THE HELMET. ALWAYS. EVEN WHEN THEY PUSH BACK," she advised. Michelle touched on this issue again in a different post, writing, "I hope this can be a strong reminder to make it your job to parent first. They will love you eventually. Keep them safe first. In all aspects. Put the helmet on."

Thankfully, Brielle recovered from her accident and was released on April 24, 2020. "What Brielle has accomplished since she woke up from her coma is absolutely mind-blowing," Michelle said about Brielle's resilence. "Her ability to push through the pain and frustration of relearning how to walk, talk, eat, drink, get dressed, shower, brush her teeth etc. is beyond impressive to watch as her mother." She added, "Bri's speech therapist told us that in the 6 years she has been working, she has never seen a kid recover as fast as Bri has."

We wish Bri the best with her recovery.