INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - One of two teenage girls injured during a parasailing accident earlier this month has been released from an Indianapolis hospital.
The parents of Alexis Fairchild released the following statement regarding their daughter Tuesday night:
"Alexis was released from IU Health Methodist hospital this evening and began her journey home to Huntington, IN. 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.
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 motor cycle 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."
Fairchild and her friend, Sidney Good, were parasailing in Panama City when the rope snapped. The two crashed into a building and an SUV. Both were hospitalized.
Fairchild had returned to the hospital a few days ago, after she had apparent complications from the initial emergency surgery for her injuries.
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