Local Teen Defies Odds, Recovers from Severe Brain Injury

(WJHL) — Life can change in a matter of seconds. For Daisy Side, a 14-year-old cheerleader and student at Daniel Boone High School, it did. In a car wreck on June 20 earlier, Daisy suffered a traumatic brain injury.

She was sitting in the backseat without a seatbelt on when the crash happened. “When she hit her head in the car accident it was such a hard hit that the brain diffused inside the skull,” said Daisy’s mom, Tonya Side. “There were no fractures to her head, face or body, her brain just came apart.” CONTINUE