Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham has won a few BMX freestyle competitions, including the 2005 Vegas AmJam BMX finals. Impressive enough without the knowledge he was born with Spina Bifida, a birth defect of the spinal cord, which resulted in him having no usage of his legs. All his life he has pushed the boundaries of what is possible in a wheelchair.
In 2005, he perfected a mid-air 180-degree turn. Then on July 13th, 2006, he landed the first wheelchair back flip. Four years later, he nailed the first ever double back flip. In 2011, he added the first front flip in New Zealand, and in 2012, he shocked the Brazilians by jumping and successfully landing a 50-ft gap off of the Mega Ramp in his chair.