Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Flight

Let me tell you about my long boarding accident, just in case some of you don't know what a long board is. Its just a long skate board. Four and a half years ago I was riding down a hill in Alpine with my two beautiful oldest boys nine and eleven years of age at that time. My brother who I love and adore was with me too. He was in his twenties and I was thirty three. Right before we left the house to go boarding my husband was out gardening and he yelled out to us to be careful. My husband is one of those sexy firefighters. Lucky me eh! So we were at the top of the hill looking down and I willingly let all the boys go first. They made it look easy. I got on the board, l was doing great at the start but than l started picking up to much speed. The road came to a T and there was a tall fence behind it. I though l was going to fast to make the turn so l tried to run it out. I started to stumble than tumble forward. I didn't even bother trying to take the brunt of the fall with my hands because I had bracken them previously in a snowboarding accident. instead I toke the blow to the head. My chin got slammed into my chest and broke my C5 C6 neck. At the time I didn't know what was wrong with me. I was laying on the road and people started coming out of their homes and looking for concern at me. My brother panicked and proceeded to tell the people to go back into their homes and that his sister was fine and to stop staring at us. He than knelt down to me and said, "you are ok Jacquie?" I calmly said, "Kristopher I cant move." Not to long after that the ambulance arrived with my husband Paul following right behind them. He told me he forgot all his training when he saw it was me. Life Flight tock me away.


Tamara said...

I remember that day like it was yesterday......a day I will never forget. You have come such a long way Jacquie and I am so proud of you. Love you xoxoox Tamara

The Quadrapalegic Mother of Six said...

Thanks for not giving up on me. you have always been there for me. I love you to