Parasailing Accident Victim, Alexis Fairchild, Breaks Silence (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch - NBC33

January 23, 2014 Updated Jan 23, 2014 at 6:08 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (NBC33) -- After more than six months of keeping to herself, 17-year-old Alexis Fairchild broke her silence Thursday morning about a traumatic parasailing accident in Panama City Beach, on The TODAY Show

Sidney Good spoke over the phone with Good Morning America Wednesday.

"I don't see a reason to play the victim card. I don't see the reason why I should be so upset about what happened," Fairchild told NBC Reporter Kerry Sanders. "Why can't I just step up and be like, this happened to me? And it should never happen to anyone else. You know, why not take a stand and try to get regulations? I would never wish what happened to me on anyone else."

The parasailing industry in Florida remains unregulated for the most part.

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