Wheelchair stuntman "Wheelz" visits Break the Barriers

October 1, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
An athlete known around the world for pulling off tricks on his wheelchair visited the Valley on Tuesday.

Aaron Fotheringham enjoyed a special performance by the kids from "Break The Barriers" on Tuesday. Fotheringham is also known as Wheelz. He was diagnosed with spina bifida when he was born and has used a wheelchair all of his life.

When he was young, Aaron learned how to do flips while riding. He said he was impressed by the Break the Barriers performance. "Gymnastics is so gnarly... Doing double back flips... It's so cool!

Wheelz travels with Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus Live act, and is the only person who has been able to pull off flips on a 50 feet tall ramp while in a wheelchair.

Nitro Circus Live will go on tour for the first time in North America later this year. They will be at the Save Mart Center, in January.


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