PANAMA CITY, Fla. (www.incnow.tv) - More than a week after a terrifying parasailing accident, one of two Roanoke teenagers has been released from the hospital.
Alexis Fairchild, 17, was discharged Wednesday from Bay Medical Center in Panama City, WMBB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Panama City, Fla., reports. Her family was driving her to a hospital in Indianapolis where she will continue her rehabilitation.
"Even the doctors have said they cant believe with the injury that Alexis had that she'd up walking as soon as she is," Michael Fairchild, Alexis' father, says at a press conference held Wednesday in Bay Medical Center. "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."
Alexis suffered back and head trauma after she and friend, Sidney Good crashed into a condominium, through power lines and onto parked cars after the chord to a parasail they were riding in snapped July 1.
Sidney, 17, remains at Bay Medical Center with a promising recovery. She underwent successful neck surgery Tuesday. She is now eating on her own, and while doctors had hopes that she would be up and walking by now, it was decided that it is too soon. A CT scan determined that she will need to have reconstructive surgery to repair fractures in her face and frontal lobe just above the nose.
"She wants to get up and move around," the statement reads. "Another positive development yesterday was when Sidney told her parents she was bored."
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