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Viral Video: Yes, You Can Bungee Jump in a Wheelchair


"... I'm going to keep doing the things I love."

Just because someone needs to use a wheelchair due to a disability does not mean all bets are off for extreme sports or adventures like bungee jumping, skydiving, jet-boating, snowmobiling, snowboarding and wind-tunnel flying. Those are just to name a few.

Christi "LynX" Rougoor is a perfect example of a woman confined to a wheelchair who doesn't let it get in the way of her adventuresome spirit. According to ITN News, Rougoor became a paraplegic after a motor-cross accident but her being an adrenaline junkie didn't end there. Watch the report of how the video showing Rougoor bungee jump in her wheelchair has become a viral sensation:

CTV reports Rougoor, 25, saying every time she sees the footage her "heart leaps." She said the experienced helped her feel more like the person she was before her 2008 accident:

"I think a lot of the things I've done since my accident have made my parents think twice about where I go and who I'm meeting with but I think they trust I'm the same person I was before the accident and I'm going to keep doing the things I love."

While Rougoor may be today's poster child for showing how thrill seeking is possible in a wheel chair, she is by no means the first. There are several videos on YouTube of others who have taken the plunge as well in wheelchairs. Here are just a couple. Canadian paralympian Rick Hansen takes a dive:

This one has a video cam attached to the wheelchair to let you experience what it might be like to fall with the person:

As mentioned in the ITN News report, bungee jumping is not all that's available either. 9Lives Adventures hosts "tours" for those like Rougoor who are in wheelchairs and those who aren't. While we could list all that they can, it's better described in pictures and videos:

"Incomplete" quadriplegic goes ATVing:

No wheelchair necessary to fly in this motorless plane:

Or how about a boat ride "like you've never experienced before?":

Find more adventure videos from 9Lives Adventures here.

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