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Candace
Started 12 Sep 2012
It took me all of 10 minutes to trip on a sidewalk on the first day of my vacation...

Candi
Started 31 Oct 2012
Most of my friends call me Shimmy (short for Shimmyshake) - that's my roller derby name...

Candice
Started 6 Jan 2006
I was just over half way down a flight of about 15 steps...

Canuck
Started 13 Mar 2012
My cell phone rang, and as I was trying to get it from my purse, I missed 2 steps...

CaraLyn
Started 27 Jan 2013
I was on my way down stairs to have breakfast...

Cari
Started 13 Sep 2006
I was hiking with my husband and some of his French family in the mountains in Corsica, France...

Carin
Started 4 Aug 2009
I was almost done with the hike, going downhill on a pebbly trail...

Carl
Started 20 Jul 2006. TIB/FIB FX compound, (2 surgeries with HW)
I went off a table top jump going way to fast. I over cleared the landing and my bike droped out form under me...

Carla
Started 10 Nov 2011. FIB FX (4 surgeries with HW)
So... we have these dogs and a two level 10 foot deck out back...

Carly
Started 20 Jan 2005
I took my garbage to the curb and thought I was stepping on just snow...

Carly_B
Started 25 Jan 2005
I was doing my weekly drive home to Jersey from NYC, a random Sunday afternoon before Christmas...

Carmen
Started 12 Feb 2015
I went for a 5km zombie run called 'Run For Your Lives'...

Caro
Started 16 Sep 2005
We found a bed and breakfast with two wonderful dogs and a lazy cat to take care of and no rent...

Carol
Started 25 Aug 2003. FX Ankle. TIB/FIB FX compound (surgery with HW). FIB FX (no surgery) right leg
I planned on painting my daugters room...

Carol2
Started 22 Aug 2007
I was standing in front of my horse and he touched a hotwire fence...

Carole
Started 14 May 2003. TIB/FB FX, (surgery with HW)
I am a new mom and my baby girl was just 3 months when I broke my right leg...

Caroline
Started 21 Dec 2003
I had a ski holiday planned for February and wanted to master parallel skiing before the holiday...

Caroline_W
Started 17 Jul 2013
I decided to go ice skating...

Carolyn
Started 7 Nov 2012
I was hiking a couple Sundays ago while at a family reunion...

Carol_W
Started 17 Sep 2015
I got up early, put my old beat up running clothes on, and headed out to the mud run...

Caron
Started 26 Mar 2004
We decided to take a hike along the Napali coastline...

Carri
Started 7 Mar 2010
When I was younger I skied quite a bit...

Carrie
Started 17 Mar 2006
I broke my ankle from falling off my bike...

Carrie2
Started 29 Jan 2007
I hydroplaned off the interstate into the median, flipped (I don't remember that part) and hit a tree...

Carrie3
Started 9 Jun 2010
I slipped getting out of the shower...

Cary
Started 27 Jan 2003. FIB FX
My vehicle flipped over, not sure how many times...

Cassie
Started 13 Jul 2009
I had never broken anything in my life! Never sprained never twisted or even pulled a muscle...

Cassie2
Started 3 Oct 2011
I was in the top group on my school's soccer team...

Cassy
Started 24 Oct 2006
But it is so much fun. Until that very last second when gravity takes it's final toll and the tooshie meets pavement...

Cath
Started 1 Dec 2004
I was trying to get away from a firework in my garden on bonfire night and my foot got caught in the handle of a very heavy, large weight that we were using as a doorstop...

Catherine
Started 29 Oct 2003
I got up an hour early and walked into the chilly autumn air into the park...

Catherine_L
Started 14 Jun 2005
I had bought a new hybrid bike for trail riding and had found a nice beginners trail parallel to the Missouri River...

Cathi
Started 27 Jun 2003. TIB/FIB compound FX
A lady blew a stop sign and pulled out in front of me...

Cathy
Started 29 Jan 2006
I had no idea that the parking lot had turned into a skating rink...

Cathy_C
Started 13 Jan 2009
I came around a curve and there was a beautiful buck standing there. I slowed hoping he would turn and run...

Cathy_S
Started 25 Aug 2006
I was having some pain in the foot for a few months, but it wasnít bad enough to prevent walking so I pretty much ignored it...

Cathy_W
Started 14 Feb 2013
I canít remember exactly what happened as I skied down a piste at Peyragudes...

Cath_B
Started 7 Mar 2008
I was out draghunting having a lovely time...

Cath_G
Started 28 Feb 2010
January 16 was a beautiful ski day...

Caz
Started 6 Oct 2010
At some point during the party I decided it would be a good idea to Salsa Dance on my garden decking, whilst wearing thick socks and no shoes...

Cea
Started 19 Nov 2002. TIB/FIB FX, right leg
The diagnosis was a sprained muscle in the right leg...

Cecilia
Started 31 Dec 2008
While spending a long weekend on the beach in Costa del Este, Argentina, I had an accident while riding a quad...

Celeste
Started 13 Mar 2005
I was told I fell from a 3 story parking structure...

Chad
Started 1 Jul 2010
I suffered a lateral Tibial Plateau fracture during a soccer game...

Chantal
Started 13 Feb 2006
While the World Team is busy breaking the world record with a 400-way formation in Thailand, I was busy breaking bones at the drop zone...

Chantel2
Started 2 Apr 2009
Hubby and I went skiing up at Snowshoe resort in WV (we're from Florida)...

Chanti
Started 26 May 2009
Don't get me wrong - I love skydiving...

Charlene
Started 27 Apr 2010
I was making my first run of the day at Mt. Bachelor...

Charles
Started 5 Jun 2001. TIB FX (surgery with HW)
The off road riding finally got me...

Charles_H
Started 4 Dec 2004
Weird the thoughts you have at such moments...

Charles_L
Started 29 May 2005
A dash down the line at five-a-side football and a quick Pele style change in direction...

Charlie
Started 28 Nov 2004
I was riding my Harley with some friends...

Charlie_J
Started 25 May 2005
Rissa saw a enormous horse eating monster, and decided to go back...

Charlotte
Started 1 Dec 2006
I went camping in a national park, and on the last morning, I slipped stepping up onto the tent platform...

Charlotte_C
Started 13 Jan 2012
I was out walking my dog with my fiance, and slipped in some mud...

Chea
Started 26 Feb 2001. TIB/FIB FX
I slipped on ice in front of my apartment...

Chelle
Started 18 Nov 2007
We started by playing a game where you spin your forehead around the end of a bat until you get dizzy and then you start running...

Chelsea
Started 10 Oct 2009
I USED to be a great rollerskater...

Cher
Started 29 May 2011
I hate crutches...

Cherese
Started 4 May 2003. TIB/FIB FX, (surgery with HW)
I put on the kids helmets and knee pads, then proceeded to put on my skates...

Cheryl
Started 11 Aug 2003. TIB/FIB, (surgery with HW)
It has taken 6 months before I could read stories about broken legs without my own broke leg throbbing twice as hard, let alone write about what happened to me...

Cheryl2
Started 28 Nov 2011
Washing windows for my elderly neighbor on a 6 foot step ladder...

Cheryl_P
Started 21 Dec 2004
Broke my left lateral malleolus while on vaction July 2004...

Chet
Started 26 Apr 2002. TIB FX (surgery)
So I ran and jumped my fence...

Chip
Started 14 Jul 2005. FX (surgery with HW)
Well, I was off balance from beating the defender...

Chop_N
Started 31 May 2011
Time to form our pack and execute our "diamond formation" strategy...

Chris
Started 16 Mar 2002
Skydiving is an AMAZING experience...

Chris2
Started 2 Apr 2007
How did I break my leg? We were planning a Christmas dinner for friends and I went out to do some errands. Normally I would have taken the Vespa, but...

Chris3
Started 1 Apr 2008
Wow, one wrong fall from on the slopes and here I am...

Chris4
Started 14 Feb 2011
I was given a Taylor Spatial Frame external fixator following a motorbike accident...

Chris9
Started 15 Dec 2013
I was on my 5th motorcycle tour of Europe...

Christin
Started 9 Dec 2006
I had these terrific plans of going to the coast for a nice, relaxing Thanksgiving with my family...

Christina
Started 22 Jun 2001
Our porch light was not working...

Christina_F
Started 4 May 2003. TIB/FIB FX, (surgery with HW)
I fell and broke my left leg while running to answer the phone...

Christina_H
Started 8 Aug 2012
My parents live in the Acreage. It is a part of Florida with dirt roads and lots of canals...

Christina_J
Started 4 Oct 2009
After dinner we went dancing for a few hours...

Christina_M
Started 3 Apr 2004
I walked into the hospital and signed a constent form to have my ankle broken...

Christine
Started 29 Apr 2005. 12/25/02, TIB plateau FX, (surgery)
I was walking along my favorite beach, minding my own business, when I saw a woman get swept out...

Christine2
Started 5 Apr 2009
The lateral ligaments on my ankle have been chronically unstable for a dozen years or so...

Christopher_N
Started 14 Mar 2011
I train Brazilian jiujitsu which is a very high contact sport at times...

Christy
Started 10 Apr 2006
I never ice skated before but had roller skated alot when I was a child so I thought I could do this, plus I wanted to do this with my kids and have fun...

Chris_B
Started 27 Jun 2004
The last thing I remember was yelling and standing on the brake pedal...

Chris_B2
Started 11 Jan 2006
I was riding my 05 CBR600RR in my town in Southern California...

Chris_D
Started 14 May 2011
I broke my right tibia playing football in a semi-final at the county ground...

Chris_H
Started 7 Jan 2009
If only I had walked in the snow for better traction rather than walking down the middle of the driveway...

Chris_L
Started 7 Jul 2005
I fell from a second story ladder...

Chris_M
Started 8 Nov 2010
A Saturday night of Playstation and takeaway beckoned to be followed with a Sunday watching bike and car racing...

Chris_O
Started 18 Feb 2003. TIB/FIB FX, right ankle
I don't think I've ever done so much swearing in such a short period of time...

Chris_R
Started 27 Nov 2007
Yesterday I was playing tennis...

Chris_S
Started 19 Apr 2004
Then I looked over the guys shoulder, and I saw a car. We couldn't go anywhere, so we both ducked down, and just waited...

Chris_W
Started 2 Nov 2004
I was outside running and playing with a soccer ball with my 9 month old chocolate lab...

Chuck_N
Started 19 Apr 2004
Originally we were going to finish the match with a belly-to-belly suplex off the stage through a table, but we then switched to a bulldog...

Cindy
Started 8 Dec 2001. TIB plateau FX (surgery with HW)
Luckily I had a glass in one hand and flea medicine in the other...

Cindy_J
Started 21 Feb 2006
After I cooked breakfast for my family I went out to get the morning paper...

Cindy_M
Started 9 May 2004
The pain wasn't too bad sitting there. I must have been in shock because I sure had pain later...

Cindy_R
Started 28 Dec 2004
I clearly remember wondering to myself why my feet werenít on one of the four stairs as I was flying through the air...

Claire
Started 8 Jul 2003. FEMUR FX compund (surgery with HW)
I came off a motorbike and went towards the oncoming traffic...

Clairelynn
Started 29 Jan 2007
A horse kicked me as I walked beside him...

Claire_C
Started 2 Oct 2004
It was day 8 of a 2 week trek in Turkey ...

Claire_H
Started 2 May 2011
There is a fantastic ski resort only a 35 minute drive from our house...

Claire_M
Started 14 Oct 2007
I was taking Sean downstairs so I could feed him without waking up my husband...

Clare
Started 30 Jan 2011. TIB plateau FIB FX tore LCL, tore MCL 1/03 (2 surgeries with HW), (4/03 HW removed)
I booked a country house in the Lake District so that all the family could spend Xmas together...

Claudia
Started 18 Sep 2010
We both tried to kick the ball...

Claudia_N
Started 26 Mar 2012
I shattered my tibia and fibula when I was 8 months pregnant...

Clay
Started 9 Jan 2007
I skated around the net trying to keep my man from shooting the puck...

Cliff
Started 19 Dec 2005
My 4 year old daughter Anna was invited to The Star Center Ice Skating Rink in Carrollton, Texas. A very impressive facility...

Cliff2
Started 23 Oct 2011
One thing lead to another and some of my friends and I thought it would be a good idea to get up on the roof of the bar...

Cobi
Started 5 Jun 2006
A couple of days before Christmas, I planned to take an extended lunch to do a few errands...

Cody
Started 24 Dec 2007
My right foot caught on something and I fell out the back...

Colleen
Started 7 Mar 2008. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW)
I was on a ramp and slipped and fell...

Connor
Started 17 Jun 2012
I was riding my scooter and I went to jump onto our driveway with a bunny hop...

Corey
Started 16 Apr 2009
I was driving my motorcycle to a job orientation for a zoo...

Correnne
Started 6 Feb 2010
Everyone was trying out my cousin's moped...

Cory_S
Started 21 May 2004
I stole a couple of the rings from their side and then Richard (one of my arch enemies) came over...

Courtney
Started 19 Feb 2003. FIB spiral FX
As I ran down the stairs in my ever so fashionable chuncky heeled boots...

Courtney_K
Started 10 May 2005
I only live about 1/4 mile to the park, so I decided I'd ride my bike (get some excercise) and have the dog run beside me...

Courtney_L
Started 7 Nov 2007
I have no idea of what happened, other than I remember hitting the landing...

Craig_E
Started 15 Apr 2005
Okay, this is the long version of what happened...

Craig_M
Started 5 Jan 2012
I was playing football with a few mates...

Cris
Started 7 Aug 2011
As the oldest member of the local women's roller derby team...

Crystal
Started 28 Jun 2005
It's been almost two months since I fractured my Fibula above my right ankle in a motorcycle accident...

Crystal2
Started 19 Mar 2006
The guys got to talking about Jujitsu, because my friend Curtis is currently taking classes...

Crystal3
Started 9 Feb 2007
I had a rather serious car crash on the way home from work...

Crystal4
Started 29 Jun 2009
I had my Blackberry in hand and was reading a tweet...

Cyndi
Started 19 Feb 2007. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW)
I snapped my femor in a car accident...

Cynthia
Started 20 Sep 2005
It was tiring, in and out the door with boxes. Up and down the stairs with boxes...

Cynthia3
Started 5 May 2006
I like to say I broke my leg falling, not skiing because that is really the truth...

Cynthia_S
Started 14 Nov 2005
When I got my rental skates, I commented to hubby that they were not very nice...

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