America’s Got Talent: Extreme is indeed not for the faint-hearted. Wheelz from Las Vegas earned a golden buzzer after attempting to land perfectly for the second time when he failed to pull off a dangerous stunt while seated on his wheelchair.
Aaron Wheelz, 29, is a wheelchair motocross athlete who joined AGT: Extreme to attempt “Ramp dropping into 40 ft. front flip.” This stunt is already difficult for someone who does not have a disability. It is extra challenging for a person who has a disability, especially a debilitating one like “Spina Bifida.”
“Spina Bifida” happens when a baby’s backbone does not form completely. Aaron described this condition further, “Spina Bifida has always been a part of my life. To this day, I’ve had 23 surgeries. Before I started using a wheelchair, I was using crutches.” He added, “Growing up with a disability, there’s always this push that you should walk…almost always using a wheelchair means you gave up.”