When news began to circulate in early July of the horrific car accident involving Dylan (16) and Daisy (14) Side, son and daughter of The Virginian’s Head Teaching Professional Mark Side, co-workers, club members and ownership expressed their deep concerns, praying for their recovery. The crash left Daisy in a coma with severe brain injuries and Dylan with emotional scars.
“For a time, there was a chance Daisy wasn’t going make it,” said Jim Blackmore, Director of Golf at The Virginian and Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards. “Thankfully, she’s progressing.”
While Daisy lay in a coma at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee, The Virginian and Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards Club and Community began to mobilize, wanting to help Daisy and the Side family.
“The expenses around this type of care can be daunting for anyone. All of us knew something had to be done to help Mark and his family,” added Blackmore.