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WheelChair Backflips

WheeAaron ‘Wheelz’ Fotheringham is a 20 year-old wheelchair moto-cross athlete from Las Vegas, Nevada. Aaron was born with Spina Bifida, a birth defect of the spinal cord, which resulted in him having no usage of his legs. He is the third of six children, all adopted.

In the first 20 second of the video, it was hard for me to watch because he was falling and hitting his face on the floor. Hey success i guess doesn’t come cheap. Then on July 13th, 2006, he landed the first wheelchair back flip. He was ecstatic with high fives from family and friends and then he realised he is in for something big. then the news of his stunt spread like wild fire and his life change forever.

He has had the opportunity to travel within the US, as well as internationally, performing and speaking in front of many. He has attended summer camps for disabled children as a coach/mentor. He has been featured in magazines, newspapers, and sports television.

Aaron’s tries to encourage people using wheelchair as a toy rather than a restriction and hope to build a “fully sic” wheelchair one day.

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