WHEEL LIFE STORIES PRESENTS
PEOPLE of the WHEEL WORLD
Looking for a laugh while learning cool wheelchair tips and techniques? Check out our guy Loopwhoop aka Sebastian. Hailing from Sweden, Sebastian posts informative videos on wheelchair transfers to tips on how to take a poop while camping. In 2015, while backpacking in the Himalayas, Sebastian fell seven meters and now is a T12 paraplegic. Sebastian hasn’t lost faith. He stays grounded through meditation and helping others. Check out his videos on Instagram and Youtube, you wont be disappointed!
See our interview below⬇
Why did you start posting videos on Instagram and Youtube?
I just want to be as beneficial as possible to all living beings;
to give as much value as I can. This is my way of finding meaning in life.
How has life changed since your SCI? What motivates you to keep going?
The SCI was a reincarnation, physically and mentally. Everything has changed,
except for my family and friends, which I am grateful for. I also met the best person on the planet after me reincarnation, my partner Linnea. We moved to her hometown in southern Sweden. She's a big motivation for me to keep going. :)
What advice would you give to someone newly injured?
and meditate. :)
If you're new to it, start with listening to your breath, that's all.
How do you come up with ideas for your videos?
It depends really, I can think about bigger videos for a longer time, and some comes at night, but most of them are ideas I catch in the moment. I've gotten better at saving my ideas rather than letting them slip just to forget them. I can't say all my ideas are grandiose, but I think the most important thing is just to keep creating. To keep them creative juices flowing and not get stuck.
How do you remain so active and adventurous despite being in a wheelchair? Were you hesitant after the accident?
I want to feel alive you know. I can't stand to feel like a wasted version of myself,
I've realized that time is so valuable. And yeah, sure I was, I think it's impossible not to feel hesitant before one has control of you know, our territory markers.
In your opinion, what can be done to make the world more accessible?
Break the spine of some politicians.
I don't mean that,
I meant that we should ditch politics,
and be human,
What would you like people to know about you?
I'm just a human who believes in mankind, who does me best,
despite what's said in the mainstream. I also LOVE everything about hip hop!
"Bless everyone who took the time to read this, you're important. And it was an honor to be interviewed by you fellas, you rock!
Thank you, and lots of love."