Handicapped Man Gets To Ski For First Time Since 15 Thanks to Virtual Reality

February 7, 2018


This is a video of former skier Evan, who's been in a wheelchair since the age of fifteen, getting to ski again thanks to a virtual reality team at his school, The University Of Nevada, Reno. You will absolutely cry. In Evan's own words:

I haven't skied since I was 15 years old. You made me feel like I'm walking. This chair is my...is my friend. But it's also nice to be out of it for a while.

Well if that isn't the most beautiful thing I've seen in a while I don't know what is. Maybe there's hope for virtual reality yet. Still, I wasn't expecting to be crying in a bathroom stall at work this early in the morning. Usually I can at least make it to lunch. "Usually?" On Fridays.

Keep going for the heartwarming video.

Thanks to Jenness, who hopes Evan gets to hit the slopes again soon.

Previous Post
Next Post