The incredible life story of Aaron Baker, a former professional motocross athlete, who broke his neck in 1999, sustaining a spinal cord injury which left him as a quadriplegic.
Red Bull Wings for Life – Aaron Baker
Despite only being given a one in a million chance of even being able to feed himself again, Aaron has fought every step of the way to walk, get back on a bike and even ski.
The short film gives insight into the ups and downs of Aaron’s journey and the hopes he has that one day he might make a full recovery with the help of the latest medical research.
Our crew spent a memorable few days with Aaron in California and could hardly keep up as Aaron gave us a snapshot into his energetic life.
Aaron was also extremely candid about the mental struggles he faced as he came to terms with his accident and how low his low moments were. We see his incredible support network of friends and family and how Aaron motivates them as much as they help him.
We also see how Aaron is an inspirational figure to others who have had spinal cord injuries and how the way he has constantly pushed against any boundaries put in front of him leads the way. The role of medical research is an important part of the story and we learn why Aaron is such an avid fundraiser for the Wings For Life charity that uses donations to be a game changer in the understanding of the possibilities in recovering from spinal cord injuries.
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