That’s how he rolls

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.”

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcOJfeBFFdQ]

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?

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3 Responses to “That’s how he rolls”

  1. Todd Porter
    February 17, 2008 at 10:48 pm #

    Awww! The video is no longer available. :(

  2. Todd Porter
    February 17, 2008 at 10:51 pm #

    So I posted that and then it started working. :)

  3. Kristen M.
    February 18, 2008 at 2:19 pm #

    We watched that too. How cool is that kid!

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