At 15 years old, Tyler Wesley suffered a C-4 vertebrae break on his neck from a horrific car accident, resulting in a spinal cord injury which left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. On May 20, the promising former athlete took to social media to share his now-viral story as he continues to make strides with his therapists to walk again. “My five year anniversary of my spinal cord injury is today. Years ago I thought my life was over knowing that I was going to be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life,” Wesley wrote. “But now, I am not ashamed of being in a wheelchair. I love the spinal cord injury/disability community. I’ve heard all kinds of injuries and life stories from inspirational human beings from across the world. Many of them have taught me to never give up and that it can always be worse so just keep pushing on no matter how bad things may get in life.”
Upon hearing the story, Kanye sent over a pair of his Cream White Yeezy Boost 350 V2s to Tyler along with a handwritten note praising him for his strength.