Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham was born with spina bifida, a defect of the spinal cord that, among other things, limited his ability to walk. But being bound to crutches and a wheelchair since he was 3 years old never stopped this charismatic, determined youngster from achieving his dream. He does not see the wheelchair as burden, but rather an “awesome tool” that enables him to move around and have fun with it. “I have wheels stuck to my butt. How can that not be fun!”, he said.