I’ve got a series of videos that you’ve got to watch featuring California Polytechnic Institute student Evan LaLanne shredding down roads on a wheelchair skateboard.
LaLanne was paralyzed after falling 30 feet down from Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo, California back in 2016. He underwent surgery and went through physical therapy, but the accident left him without the use of his legs.
During his recovery, LaLanne embraced this huge change in his life and worked to become a skilled para-Alpine ski racer as well as a fearless wheelchair skateboarder.
As you’ll see in the videos below, LaLanne awesomely rides down the hills of the California Central Coast.
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Lalanne spoke about his accident back in 2019 at the San Obispo Chamber of Commerce, and he shared how he came to embrace the loss of his legs.
I started seeing my injury as less of a burden and instead, an opportunity. This realization sparked some excitement and a new mantra was born. If I’m gonna be paralyzed well then I might as well be really good at it. I might as well be the best paraplegic that I can be.
You can watch that video below.