April 16, 2015 | 11:31 am | By Pants Up Easy
At the recent Abilities Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Pants Up Easy held a drawing to win their highly valuable and extremely functional Wall Frame Unit that provides a quick and easy way for helping wheelchair users to pull up their pants. The lucky winner is lucky Blake Simpson, an extreme sports athlete.
20-year old Simpson spends most of his time at the skate park, in training for the upcoming Rise Adaptive Sports WCMX 2015 World Championship in Grand Prairie, Texas. Located near Dallas on April 25 and 26, this extreme sports competition attracts athletes with physical challenges from around the world to test their sporting skills. Simpson is taking aim at the WCMX category, short for Wheel Chair Motor Cross. Hard at work, Simpson is pushing his wheelchair, and himself, to new limits of strength, agility and showmanship.
Blake Simpson is lucky. His survival of a catastrophic car crash defies the odds. With pluck and grit, Simpson is making moves and tasking risks. “Blake is totally inspiring to me,” says Douglas Pearson, innovator of the Pants Up Easy system, “Blake has not slowed down.”
Simpson faces some very tough competition in Texas. Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham is a 22-year old world champ, a member of the Nitro Circus, an extreme sports collective, and commander of the first ever wheelchair double backflip.
Life, at any age, is full of hardships, as we navigate relationships, jobs, survival, mobility and dating. When asked, “What are the greatest challenges that you are currently facing?” Blake Simpson replies with a smile, “Pulling up my pants!” That problem has now been solved! Congrats Blake Simpson!