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Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham Lands Wheelchair Double-Backflip

by: JamieD On  Thursday, September 9, 2010

This guy is my hero.  Seriously!

Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham was dealt the unfortunate circumstances of having to live his life in a wheelchair, but he isn’t letting that slow him down or stop him from achieving his goals in life.  And his latest goal included performing a double-backflip in his wheelchair.

Like most things for people with Spina Bifida, executing a backflip in a wheelchair is no easy feat to accomplish.  That was evident after seeing Aaron take some nasty spills on his first couple of attempts.  But he would not let a few face plants and a broken wheelchair stop him from doing what he set out to do.

And what better way to celebrate than by making it rain Skittles?  I could be wrong, but isn’t it somewhat painful to have hard candy thrown at you from above?

Congratulations Aaron on becoming the first person in the world to land a double-backflip in a wheelchair.  You are truly an inspiration for us all.




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