Video of boy in wheelchair bouncing on trampoline goes viral

Credit: Hans/Pixabay

Credit: Hans/Pixabay

Jumping on a trampoline can provide sheer joy for children, but it has special meaning for a North Dakota boy in a wheelchair.

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A video of 4-year-old Wyatt Burggraff, of Fargo, jumping on a trampoline while in his wheelchair has gone viral since it was posted, KVRR reported.

"This video has just been, it's been incredible," said Kim Pladson, executive director at TNT Kid's Fitness & Gymnastics in Fargo, where Wyatt has been going once a week for the past two years.

The boy has spina bifida, but has not let that curtail his fun at the gym, KVRR reported.

“I didn’t even think it was possible that a wheelchair could jump on a trampoline. Yeah, it’s really cool,” Wyatt’s mother, Allison Burggraff, told the television station.

Pladson agrees.

"I think it's hard not to think that Wyatt with his glasses bumping up and down on his face and yelling to go faster or higher wasn't something that wasn't going to capture your heart," Pladson told KVRR.

The video has struck a responsive chord. It has been viewed more than 7 million times and shared more than 68,000 times on social media sites. It also has more than 1,500 comments.

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