I broke my neck skydiving. This is the video I was taking when it happened

Description:At 2,500 feet, my jump partner flairs his canopy causing it slow down rapidly. I entangle with it and he cuts away. Unable to fly a ball of nylon effectively, I impact a cornfield breaking my pelvis, back and neck causing instant paralysis. As I lay waiting for help, spinal shock begins to set in paralyzing my diaphragm and breathing on my own beco..(more)

At 2,500 feet, my jump partner flairs his canopy causing it slow down rapidly. I entangle with it and he cuts away. Unable to fly a ball of nylon effectively, I impact a cornfield breaking my pelvis, back and neck causing instant paralysis. As I lay waiting for help, spinal shock begins to set in paralyzing my diaphragm and breathing on my own becomes impossible. Rescue breathing is performed as I lose consciousness. Paramedics arrive and I'm med-flighted to UW Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin where I awake days later after surgery and begin life as a quadriplegic. It's taken me four and a half years to be able to watch this video.
Stupid Hurts
Edit: I did deploy my reseve; it's the blue ball of nylon tangled in my lines.
Edit #2: The creepy frames at 3:31 were caused when the write head on my DV camcorder skipped from the impact preserving the previous recording that I was taping over. The image is of the ex-gf and myself in the basement of our old house. It is not a sex tape; guys do not tape over sex tapes.

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