“Gaining confidence, one 160-foot fall at a time.” That’s the advertisement of a Canada-based organization called 9 Lives Adventures which arranges bungee jumping for the wheelchair-bound. One of the jumpers is quoted as saying, “First and definitely not the last time going bungee jumping in whistler, BC – Thank you 9 Lives Adventures for making this happen!”
It is supposedly safe according to 9 Lives founder Karim Ladki who explains that wheelchairs keep the jumpers upright and prevent blood from rushing to the heads. The wheelchairs also have a special bungee cord that attaches to the chair’s axles for safety purposes.
I have no words. Who am I to say that paraplegics shouldn’t have all the adventures that they can get? I’m healthy, and I would be scared silly to do what the lady in the video is doing.