Here's some good news!
On of the two teen girls that were seriously injured in that parasailing accident in Florida we told you about was released from the hospital today! It was Alexis, who had the fast recovery.
Alexis Fairchild and Sidney Good, both 17, were injured after slamming into the side of two buildings and hit a power line before hitting a parked car on the ground — and it happened to both of them, because they were in tandem.
Here's what Alexis's father said:
“I’m just so happy where Alexis is today. Even the doctors have said they can’t believe with the injury that Alexis had, that she’s up walking as soon as she is. I mean, without the prayers, I just don’t know where we’d be at today. Because, I think God had a lot to do with this. Not only the doctors and nurses. We had Him on our side.”
We're not ones to argue with faith, but we do NOT want to downplay the courage of your daughter, along with the medical team! We bet they're all top notch!
The hospital said this:
“Alexis has improved enough to be released from Bay Medical. The Fairchilds left early this morning to drive to Indianapolis where Alexis will continue her rehabilitation at a hospital there. Alexis has visited Sidney’s room several times and even ventured down to the gift shop for a little shopping. Sidney recognized Alexis yesterday and was visibly happy to see her when Alexis came to visit."
Sidney has to stay in the hospital, though, which is a huge bummer. At least she's okay — she's remaining there to have surgery to repair fractures in her face.
The hospital continued:
“Nurses were hopeful yesterday that they would be able to get Sidney up and walking soon, but after an examination with the attending ENT yesterday afternoon it was decided that it is too soon for her to get up and move around."
There are no real regulations on parasailing in the state of Florida.
We have a feeling that'll change now!
[Image via WMBB News.]