Homelift fast-tracks freedom for disabled motorsport driver
An exceptional racing driver, at aged 15 Aaron Morgan experienced life-changing spinal trauma during a 2006 motocross event. Fast forward to 2022, and despite being paralysed from the waist down, he is now racing against able-bodied competitors in the prestigious British GT Championship with Team Brit. With the recent installation of a Stiltz Trio+ Homelift in his Hampshire property, Aaron has been able to mirror his on-track freedom and independence at home.
Aaron believes it was his positive mental attitude which gave him the strength to adapt after the accident. “All my friends and family surrounded me with support and positivity from the start, which really helped.” In 2008, that positivity and determination contributed to his being the youngest disabled person in the UK to attain a racing licence.
When racing, Aaron explains he’s able to leave disability behind: “Racing gives me a chance to compete on a level playing field. When I get into the race car, my wheelchair stays in the pits and it’s just me and the car. I love the speed and the competitive nature of motorsport. I leave my disability behind.”
Levelling up life at home
However, the sense of freedom Aaron found on the track stopped abruptly when he returned home. Getting up and down stairs was a difficult and uncomfortable experience until the installation of his Stiltz Homelift provided that much-needed independence and ability to move through his home without help from his partner.
Aaron comments: “The stress of getting upstairs is a thing of the past and I no longer have to rely on anyone to help me. I work from home and I’m far more independent because now I’m not stuck downstairs all day. For instance, I can tuck my stepson in and read him a bedtime story – I’ve not really been able to do that before. I can go upstairs when I need to and come down when I’m ready – all in my own time. The difference to me, as a wheelchair user, has been genuinely life changing.
About Aaron Morgan Racing:
Aaron debuted on the grid in the Production BMW Championship in 2011 and was awarded ‘Driver of the Year’ at the end of his first season. This was followed by a move to the BMW Compact Cup Championship where he came to the attention of Team BRIT, a unique team made up of drivers with a range of different disabilities who all compete in major races alongside able-bodied competitors.
Founder Dave Player had seen Aaron in action and got in touch with the offer of a seat driving the Team BRIT Aston Martin. Aaron was placed third in the Britcar Endurance Championship in 2021 and is currently competing in the British GT Championship.