Sure. I'll get a picture later, too.
I'm currently in Boston, MA at the hospital, but the accident happened in Provincetown on the tip of Cape Cod. I've been going to Provincetown with my family for 7 years and we stay in a rental, so it's basically a home away from home, I'm very familiar with everything. My family was going to the beach at about half tide or lower (the bay beach where we were going is only about 40 feet from our house). My mom left for the beach and I put sunscreen on. I basically just ran out across the beach and misread the slope and height of the tide (really, really stupid mistake) and ran into the water past my mom until I was about knee deep and dove forward. I thought that the beach continued to slope downward but it leveled out so I basically dove into 3 foot deep water and rammed straight into the top of my head. I jumped up very quickly and grabbed my neck and shouted that it hurted to my mom. She ran out and helped me the 10 or so feet back to the shore and I sat/laid on a beach chair while we waited for the ambulance. At this point I wasn't sure if I just hurt my neck on impact or it was more dire than that. We got an ambulance to Hyannis (45 minutes away) and we got a CAT scan and MRI. Unfortunately, I had a small fracture on my 5th cervical vertebrae in my neck and the ligaments around there were torn pretty well. From there we got another ambulance to a hospital in Boston where I am currently so I can have a surgery tomorrow or Tuesday to fuse the 4th and 5th vertebrae together.
It was a dumb decision and it's going to have its consequences, but I'm so thankful and lucky to not have any paralysis.