Jerry "Zoolander" Diaz
Years Pro: 14
Sponsors: Box Wheelchairs, Spinergy Wheels, Froglegs Suspension,
Welcome Home Skateboards
My interest in WCMX came from seeing a video of Aaron Fotheringham doing a backflip on his wheelchair. I was in the hospital at the time and thought that was the coolest thing ever. So once I healed up, I began to practice. And now it's a part of my life that I can't live without. I love it! WCMX has taken me places I've never even thought I'd go.
I was born in San Juan Puerto Rico. Lived there till I was about 4, then moved to Kissimmee Fl. And pretty much been here ever since. I've worked since I was about 14 doing all kinds of jobs. From a pet shop employee, to a trash man. Always loved hard work, I guess that's why I'm drawn to WCMX so much. It takes hard work and dedication. On April 12 2011 I was stuck and run over by a car. Which left me a para. It was a hard time then, and I put myself in that situation. Hard to speak about it sometimes but it's over now and I'm much happier. I was down on life and didn't want to live anymore. So I jumped in front of a car. I was hit by the car going over 50 mph. Crazy how everything turned out. Just shows you that you can't quit on life. Always gotta keep pushing. And if you're life has changed, Adapt & Conquer!