Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham is 22 and from Las Vegas, Nevada. Aaron, who was born with spina bifida, was adopted into a family of six children and used a wheelchair from an early age.
Wheelz went to his first skate park aged 8 with his older brother and after watching from behind the fence, his brother challenged him to drop into the bowl himself. He gave it a go, landed on his face but was hooked from that moment. Now Wheelz is the only person to land a double back flip in a wheelchair and is continually pushing himself to see what tricks he can do next.
“Fear is definitely a huge part of it” says Wheelz. ” It’s more than just regular fear, it’s ‘I’m going to die’.”
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