Talan Skeels Piggins is a diehard motorcyclist like the rest of us. Having owned a number of motorcycles, these days he finds himself racing a SV650 in the Brittish Thundersport series. However, the one thing separating him from the rest of his competition is the fact Piggins is paralyzed from the chest down.
Piggins was involved in a motorcycle accident when a car clipped him. He fell into the path of oncoming traffic and was subsequently struck and run over by a vehicle that couldn’t stop in time. Piggins experienced the whole range of emotions after his accident and learning he’d never walk again, but after learning about the opportunities still available to him, his focused changed. No longer was he hopeless, but instead hopeful. In this video, entitled “The Little Person Inside,” Piggins explains how he coped with life after a devastating accident.