WHEELCHAIR Motocross: The Inventor!

You know the phrase, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade? It’s the idea of taking something bad and making something good out of it.

Aaron Fotheringham was born with spina bifida, a disease that’s kept him in a wheelchair his whole life. But he always loved watching skateboarding and BMX riders, so instead of feeling sorry for himself for being in a wheelchair, he decided he was going to be just like those guys.

He invented his own sport: WCMX, which stands for WheelChair MotoCross. He’s taught himself to adapt BMX tricks to his wheelchair, like grinding rails, backflips, and frontflips; and he’s even set some of his own world records for WCMX tricks!

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