Aaron Fotheringham aka “Wheelz” called his double back flip a “bible flip” because it took a whole lot of faith! Aaron’s attitude is: “if life gives you a wheelchair find a skate park!” The wheelchair did not stop him from being himself and limit his daredevil attitude!
It is what it is…
Aaron is eighteen years old and was born with Spinal Bifida, a birth defect of the spinal cord. For Aaron it means his legs don’t work. He is the third of six children, all adopted. Aaron hit the skate parks since he was little as a spectator for his older brother. At eight he tried the half pipe and fell.
Try, try, try again! Aaron has won a few BMX free style competitions. What sets Aaron apart is his drive to attempt difficult tricks. Aaron has challenged himself to try progressively more difficult tricks; carving, grinding, power-sliding, and spinning are just a few of his accomplishments. Back flip and double back flip have allowed Aaron to receive international recognition.
Aaron is living his passion. He wants to develop the “most wicked” chair in the world. His message is simple: “wheelchair is a toy not a restriction”. Aaron’s attitude in the videos is fun, friendly, and an inspiring role model. His work and his attitude towards life is admirable! A true inspiration!
I was researching for a new blog and found Aaron which made me think when was the last time I tried a “bible flip”? When did I just go out on a leap of faith? I have some goals I have to work on and Aaron’s story was what I needed to get moving! What about you? Are you on your “bible flip” or what are you waiting for?