Aaron: I think with just a little persistence, can turn a negative into something really cool. Everything I do in life revolves around riding in one way or another. I’ve had a couple of bad crashes definitely hit my head a few times. Charlee: It is so scary to watch him do his tricks. Aaron: My favorite trick in the skate park is either a 360, or a back flip. Many of the scary ones tend to be my favourite. My name is Aaron-Will Fotheringham, and I’m a professional WCMX rider. WCMX stands for wheelchair motor cross and it’s pretty much taking skate board tricks and BMX tricks and doing them on a wheelchair. I have six official Guinness World Records. Female Speaker: Okay, ready? one, two, three, cheese. Aaron: I was the first person to land a backflip, a double back flip, a front flip, a back flip 360, a back flip 180. On a wheelchair. The most difficult trick that I have landed is the double back flip. Male speaker: You did it. Aaron: I was 14 at the time, when I landed the first back flip on a wheel chair 8:57 PM. July 13th 2006. I think that was when it really opened my eyes like what is really possible. Aaron: I ride a wheelchair because I was born with spinal bifida. The most challenging thing about life with spinal bifida would probably be the way other people treat me because of it. Yesterday I rolled in to a skate park and this guy was just like staring at me like, “What are you doing in here with a wheel chair?” But then like by the time I was leaving he was just totally pumped. Male Speaker: Before you know it, it starts moving out into the house. It becomes a trophy house and … Aaron: We hooked up with some people I know so I can do a back flip off of a bulldozer Bracket. Male Speaker: Oh really? Aaron: Growing up I spent a lot of time in the hospital. That was rough. Aaron: This was one of my hospital visits. This was one of my least favourite casts. Male speaker: Aaron, say hi. Aaron: Stuck in that thing for months. I feel like riding has given me meaning. Pretty much everything I do in life revolves around riding in one way or another. My biggest supporter is my wife. She always there to support me. Charlee: When I first started dating Aaron the concern of me taking on a lot of responsibility was a concern of my family members. They actually vocalized that they were worried that I would have to do a lot more of the house-hold duties or just anything. They didn’t understand maybe Aaron’s mindset. When it came to disability. Aaron: Sometime I do need help but 99% of the time I’m totally cool. Since meeting Charlee I feel like I have become just even more motivated. My tricks have progressed so much and I think just overall as a human like my life has just gotten so much better. Charlee: it is so scary to watch him do his tricks. He’s not going to give up and sometimes I wish that he would stop, but the successes are so much greater because he … accomplishes them after all of the hard work. Aaron: I have had a couple of bad crashes. Definitely hit my head a few times. You’ve got to just kind of weigh the risk versus reward and just kind of go for it. Charlee: Look at this one. Aaron: I think Social Media is really important. I feel like I definitely handle the negative comments a lot better than I used to. It still bugs the crap out of me but you’ve just got to realise that the number of positive nice people far outnumbers the negative trolls Male speaker: I found him on Instagram and just the fact that he landed the world’s first ever double back flip on a wheel chair. Which is so amazing. Male speaker: He’s an inspiration to us all. Charlee: If you watch him, you watch the way he moves with his chair and its literary looks like they’re one and the same. and it’s beautiful to watch. Aaron: I can be as creative as I want and I feel like I never run out of things to do. Like when I land something that’s been on my bucket list for ever, something else pops up. And I just feel like the possibilities are really endless. I feel like I never, in a way I feel like spinal bifida has given me everything. The opportunities I’ve seen because of my wheel chair have just been been unreal. I wouldn’t change it for anything.