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Aaron ‘Wheelz’ Fotheringham defies laws of gravity in wheelchair

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Wheelchair motorcross athlete Aaron (Wheelz) Fotheringham, 21, often wins BMX freestyle events.
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Wheelchair motorcross athlete Aaron (Wheelz) Fotheringham, 21, often wins BMX freestyle events. (Fac …

"Backflips for breakfast, I guess."

Aaron (Wheelz) Fotheringham, from Las Vegas, Nev., was born with spina bifida, a neural tube defect which left him unable to use his legs.

When he was eight years old, a trip to a skate park changed Fotheringham's life. He was hooked.

Today, the 21-year-old is a gravity-defying wheelchair motocross athlete, competing — and often winning — BMX freestyle events, wowing crowds with his famous double back flips, and inspiring others to see their "own challenges in a new way."

According to his website, "Aaron enjoys showing young kids with disabilities that a wheelchair can be a toy, not a restriction."

Find more jaw-dropping videos of Wheelz in action here.

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