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Monitoring Safety and Training in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

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Mass Media Press Conference at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) July 12th, 2013


July 12, 2013


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Teen injured Parasailing admitted for Rehabilitation


(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) held a mass media press conference Friday afternoon with Michael Fairchild (father of Alexis Fairchild), and Dr. Lisa Lombard, RHI Medical Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician.

Several local and state news media personnel were present at this conference.

Fairchild was seriously injured July 1 in Panama City, Fla when the line from her parasail snapped. The 17-year-old young lady flew into the side of a condominium building and hit a power line before striking a parked car.

Michael thanked everyone for their thoughtfulness and prayers during this time, and stated that “Alexis is progressing well, and I feel is at the best place for her treatment”.  Dr. Lombard, added that with the injury Alexis has sustained “she will obtain comprehensive intense acute therapy which will include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Rehabilitation Nursing, and Neuropsychology.”