Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham is a 24 year-old WCMX (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. Aaron never let anything stop him. He would put on a “Superman” cape and blast down the hall on crutches believing, as any other 4 year old, that he could fly.
Aaron started riding at skate parks at the age of 8 after weeks of watching his older brother Brian, a skateboarder, whom suggested he should drop in a quarter pipe. The first time was scary, and he fell, but he was never one to give up just because it wasn’t easy. So he tried again. From then on he was hooked.
Over the last ten years Aaron has challenged himself to try progressively more difficult tricks. Then on July 13th, 2006, he landed the first wheelchair back flip. At a camp in Woodward, he landed the first ever double back flip (August 26, 2010). Since then, he has gone on to perform it live while touring with the Nitro Circus.
Aaron has a passion for what he does, not only is it a lot of fun, but he wants to change the world’s perception of people in wheelchairs, as well as helping everyone see his/her own challenges in a new way...
Visit Aaron's website at http://www.aaronfotheringham.com/