EXCLUSIVE: Parasailing Crash Victim Speaks Out

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PANAMA CITY-- 18-year old Sidney Good remembers the moment her life changed forever.

"It got windy, then freaking out screaming and then woke up in the hospital," said Sidney Good, Parasailing Victim.

On July 1st, 2013 Good and her friend Alexis Fairchild took their first parasail trip in Panama City Beach.

But it came to an abrupt and horrible end when high winds snapped the tow line, sending the teens into the side of a high-rise condo on Thomas Drive.

"If I look out there and I don't see anybody out there parasailing, it's just like calming. But when I see it, I'm just like," said Sidney.

Family and friends still remember the day they got the news.

"I just felt, like I should've been there and none of this would've happened," said Macy Good, Sister.

Both girls underwent several surgeries.

Now a year later, family by her side, she's back at Bay Medical Sacred Heart.

"You see the doctors, the rooms and hear the doctors say she almost died. But you knew, but to hear them again say that. And you stop and you think, this is why we wanted to come back because we wanted to walk in here with her," said Amy Good, Mother.

Good still has extensive health problems.

Damage to her right eye causes double vision.

"I have to sit at home and I can't drive, I can't do anything. I've affected everybody in my family because they are constantly having to take off work and take me to the doctors appointments. It's just not the same. I don't think it ever will be," said Sidney.

"It's hard, it's been tough on all of us. I mean, I think about it a lot, we talk about it a lot. She is our baby, our baby daughter," said Eric Good, Father.

Both Good and Fairchild still face months of medical treatment.

Their families are suing the parasailing company, its owner, a local resort and some of the equipment manufacturers.


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