You can’t pass up a video from Aaron “Wheelz” Fothering! Although this is more of a promo for the annual Wings For Life World Run that Red Bull does, it still has some footage of Aaron cruising around at the skatepark and we get a little insight into how he keeps his sessions going thanks to a little help from a close friend. We’re always pumped seeing people who don’t let a disability from keeping them from enjoying a skatepark or really anything that has to do with BMX or skateboarding. Hit play and take it all in!
“Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham is a 24 year-old wheelchair motocross 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…but that’s never stopped him.
Aaron started riding at skate parks at the age of 8 when his older brother Brian said he should drop in a quarter pipe. The first time was scary, and he he slammed hard. But he got up, tried it again, stomped it, and the rest is history as he built an entire life and career around his passion as the world’s top wheelchair freestyler.
Join Team Wheelz and sign up to run for those who can’t in the Wings For Life World Run on May 8th!
If you can’t physically make it to a race location, no problem, run alongside the rest of the world with the Wings For Life World Run Selfie app! http://win.gs/JoinSelfieRun”