Trading Wheelchairs for Wings Through Skydiving

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 3, 2011 11:28 am

The Kalamazoo Gazette recently reported on this amazing story, where Matthew Weaver for 20 minutes didn’t need a wheel chair.   At the Padgham Field Airport in Allegan the All American Roll Models, a Southwest Michigan group who puts on events for people with disabilities put on a day full of ‘wheelchairless’ jumps and a barbeque. 


Co-founder Brian Culver says that these events are not only for people with disabilities to have such as experiences as skydiving but to allow people with disabilities to get together, hang out, share stories and have a good time. 


Skydivers are strapped in with an instructor, and fall 10,000 feet at 125 mph.  The only thing that is different is that they don’t have to land on their feet, other than that the thrilling experience is exactly the same. 


Weaver, along with six others jumped on Friday proving that there really is no limit to what you can do.  In fact these people are doing things most able-bodied people are too terrified to do.  Check out the video below from Kalamazoo Gazette about this event: