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Calgary man rappels down building in wheelchair

09/07/2012 12:19 EDT | Updated 11/06/2012 05:12 EST
Some might think rappelling down the side of a tall building is scary enough, but imagine doing it in a wheelchair.

That’s what Dominic Shaw did Thursday afternoon.

Shaw had a spinal stroke when he was two years old. He had to use leg braces and crutches, but now, uses a wheelchair to get around.

On Thursday afternoon, he rappelled down the Sunlife Plaza.

"I live in a building with 17 floors, so I think every day of the last month I’ve looked out and go, ‘OK, it's double this height.’"

Shaw rappelled 30 stories down to the ground to the cheers of a large crowd.

He is now the first person in a wheelchair to ever rappel in Calgary’s Easter Seals Drop.

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