People already recognize and acknowledge the extraordinary motivation and determination as well as the outstanding performance and hard work of Paralympians and athletes that use wheelchairs. But the world is yet to be amazed and overwhelmed of this young man who defied the odds.
Rob Camm, a 21-year-old philosophy and politics student at the University of Bristol, was involved in a horrible car accident a couple of years ago. The incident, which happened a week before Rob was due to attend his classes in the university, left him paralyzed from the neck down. He spent over three months in the intensive care unit for recovery.
Due to his condition, Rob was required to use a special wheelchair. And indeed, he acquired one that can just do anything.
His mobility device is somehow unique and amazingly unstoppable. The wheelchair, known as the Extreme X8 electric wheelchair, is ingeniously mounted above a four-wheel bike or quad bike and can reach a speed of 10 kilometers per hour. He navigates and moves the wheelchair by using his chin.
Rob is very motivated and determined to go on with his life and live it to its fullest. In fact, he was dubbed as the first ever tetraplegic person on the entire planet who relies on a ventilator and learned to stand and walk again through the use of a mechanical frame governed by his mind and thoughts.
But Rob’s extraordinary motivation and outstanding determination did not stop there. This young man recently joined the Tough Mudder challenge, considered as the toughest event on the world ever. Using his remarkably unique mobility device, brave Rob navigated through tough grounds and even through Britain’s “darkest, deepest mud and soul-crushing terrain”.
After completing the challenge, Rob was dubbed as the first tetraplegic to ever join and complete the grueling and exhausting 12 mile assault course. According to Rob, who is a former Rugby player, his love for hardcore sports and tough events did not disappear even after the accident. His condition even made him tougher and more determined to accomplish a lot of things.