Indiana teen hurt in parasailing accident released from rehab hospital
Alexis Fairchild, one of two Huntington, Indiana 17-year-olds injured in parasailing accident in Florida, was discharged from the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Thursday.
Alexis will continue rehab as an outpatient. Her family released a statement Tuesday (July 30).
"She will receive IV treatments at home and will begin outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy in Fort Wayne. Alexis will have another surgery in a couple months. Our daughter still has a long road to recovery," the statement read. "Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for all the prayers and support we have received from around the world. We would like to thank those who have arranged fundraising events and upcoming blood drives and motorcycle rides in our hometown in honor of our daughter and Sidney Good. We'd also like to thank the medical teams at IU Health Methodist who have cared for Alexis."
Alexis and her friend Sidney Good were injured after a rope tethering them to a boat snapped and strong winds slammed them into a building, a power line and a parked car at Panama City Beach.
Fairchild is recovering from broken bones and a brain injury. Good has undergone surgery to repair facial fractures.