A new sport is here for extreme wheelers that take to the sky and its called ADMX. Air Division Moto is an acronym that I came up with for these types of sports as we push the boundaries into the unknown, accomplishing feats that aren’t mainstream or in most cases haven’t even done before.
Here you can check out Mogo Wheelchairs ADMX rider Damon going Over The Edge 40 stories for Special Olympics Hawaii as he sponsors their Athlete program. Hosted by The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort this event is held annually for SOH.
Stay tunes as fun times in skydiving, Offroad 4×4 Wheelchairing, windtunnel body flying to name a few are explored. Mahalo to all who support dreams like these. Much aloha
Special Olympics Hawaii held their annual event Over The Edge, a fundraiser for their athlete program. Each entrant must raise a minimum $1000 that will fund a single athletes sports program for one year.
This year I returned to sponsor this great cause and rappelled 40 stories down The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Waikiki. Last I set the record at 300 ft and by becoming the first and only chair user to do such a feat in Hawaii. This year I was able to break that record by adding an additional 100 ft.
And if that wasnt enough, rather than landing on an open area like everyone else we came in sideways through a balcony to avoid hoofing it up a few flights of narrow scaffolding stairs. Extreme all the way!
I’d like to thank all who supported me in this beautiful event. It was a great success! Aloha – Damon
Jumping from airplanes and into shark-infested waters. Just another day for a wheelchair rider…
I had one of the most beautiful days in my life! It was an amazing day on the north shore of Oahu, perfect weather for a long time dream. The boat ride 3 miles offshore was breathtaking.
Upon reaching the dive location the boat idled for a bit, the sound of the diesel engines attracting the sharks to the surface. The metallic boat hull and propellers also give off electricity that’s attractive to these graceful creatures. I learned later that our bodies give off energy that the cage only amplifies which also attracts sharks.
As I sat at the edge of the boat preparing to descend into the cage I could see thru the crystalline waters a shark swimming directly below the cage. Much to my surprise seeing these amazing creatures underwater and up close was very peaceful. They swim with such a grace thats truly amazing. It was such a beautiful time and I look forward to continuing my relationship with life’s beauty. – Aloha
On November 1st I’ll be rappelling 31 stories down Sheraton Waikiki Hotel to promote awareness and raise charity for Special Olympics Hawaii. Please help donate to a beautiful cause and come on down after 2pm to watch my decent! Aloha
Event info here —> OVER THE EDGE
The Christopher Reeve Foundation came to visit Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific this past week here in Honolulu to teach a class on peer mentoring to a few of us that have been injured for a while. It was an amazing experience, Reeve taught us vital techniques on mentoring.
It was great to connect personally with key members from Reeve. Its such a great foundation and is the leading source of information on paralysis in the world. The twin flame logo the foundation uses has a beautiful meaning: one flame is Chris and is for a cure, the other flame is for Dana and represents a better way of life. Its beautiful what Dana said to Chris to change his view on life… “you’re still you, and I love you..”