Aaron Fotheringham – – 2018 World Acrobatic Society Legend (Extreme Sports).
Aaron, best known as “WHEELZ’, never let anything stop him. Born with Spina Bifida, he compensated his movements with walkers, crutches, skateboards, and eventually wheelchair, and kept doing what every kid was doing, crazy moves! In 2006, he landed the first wheelchair backflip. Four years later, at Woodward Camp, he landed the first ever double backflip. Since then, he has gone on to perform it live while touring with the Nitro Circus. In 2011, he landed his first front flip and the following year he shocked Brazilians by jumping and successfully landing a 50 ft gap off the Mega Ramp in his chair.
“WHEELZ”, traveling internationally, performing and speaking, including coaching/ mentoring summer camps for disabled children, loves helping younger children learn how to handle their chairs in new and different ways. He teaches them to challenge themselves.
Aaron has been featured in magazines, newspapers and sports television. He 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.
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