Inspiration: Wheelchair Athlete Pulls First Ever Double Backflip

Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham is an 18-year-old wheelchair athlete from Las Vegas, Nevada. In the following video, watch as he triumphantly lands the first ever double backflip in a wheelchair (after enduring some painful failed attempts).


Fotheringham was born with a paralysis-inducing condition called spina bifida, wherein his spinal canal and backbone didn’t fully close. But you don't think about that when you watch him fly through the air. You just let your jaw drop like it does when you're watching any other amazing athlete.

Via Wired