American daredevil Aaron “Wheels” Fotheringham is exactly the type of dude we live to profile. Not only is he talented, he’s a warrior daunted by no challenge, always ready to take on the world. Born with spina bifida and confined to a wheelchair since the age of three, Fotheringham’s able-bodied brother was a BMX rider and skate park regular. Aaron watched him. And watched him. And watched him. Until one day he decided to join him, and the rest is history.
Fotheringham has since set records for “the first wheelchair back flip (July 13, 2006), first double back flip (August 26, 2010) and a front flip before a live audience (February 9, 2011). Now, in 2012, Bleacher Report chronicles Fotheringham’s astounding wheelchair Megaramp jump, the first of its kind. His talents and achievements speak for themselves but only Fotheringham’s magnetic presence truly tells the story of his unflappable perseverance and optimism in the face of adversity. Check out the video above to see what we mean.