Just saw this kid on ABC news, and was just blown away by his attitude and joy. Talk about turning a challenge on it’s head!
It is a place that worships momentum and mocks inertia, craves acceleration and condemns lethargy. All angle and pitch, slope and slant, it is a place of dry pools and concrete runways, of mad ramps and half-pipes.
No one ever told Aaron Fotheringham it was a place he shouldn’t enter, or didn’t belong in. After all, he did the same things — spinning and rising, falling and crashing — every other skateboarder and BMX rider did.
Aaron Fotheringham had wheels.
His were just a little different than the others.
“People call it wheelchair skateboarding,” he says with a shake of the head, “and it’s like, oh man, it’s its own sport. It’s hard-core sitting.”
You can see a longer video here – Breaking Barriers.
Now, that’ll preach! Great discussion starter on handling challenges and set-backs, don’t you think?