WCMX Changed This Rider's Life

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Four years ago, Blake Simpson was in a car accident where he sustained a spinal cord injury. Blake says his paralysis is the best thing that ever happened to him because it led him to WCMX.

WCMX is skateboarding, but using your wheelchair as your skateboard.

Screenshot of Blake talking with skateboard park in background

This year (2018) Blake became a professional WCMX rider. "This is the first year I can call myself a pro. Finally getting an income and can compete at a professional level," he says.

Blake had doubts if he could ride WCMX but gave it a shot.

"Looking at something that I did not think would be possible on a wheelchair, being scared out of my mind and then just doing it. I can't describe a better feeling than that."

Blake feels that WCMX has given his life meaning. He says, "I feel like I have a meaning in life now. I have so much going on. I was a nobody before. Now it's like I have so many things going on. I'm traveling all over the United States. Things are 100 times better than they used to be."

Blake hopes that people see him shredding at the skatepark and realizes “impossible isn’t an excuse, it’s a reason to try!”

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