Living life on the wire
"Wallenda didn't wear a harness and stepped slowly and steady throughout, murmuring prayers to Jesus almost constantly along the way"(CBS news).
"Tightrope walking is such a giddying thing, so malleable a metaphor and so beautiful that it is no surprise that it has for thousands of years appeared in art"(CBS news).
Dying"His great-grandfather, Karl Wallenda, fell during a performance in Puerto Rico and died at the age of 73" (sky news).
Life Changing Injuries
"Mario Wallenda says he doesn't remember anything about that day in January 1962 when he tumbled from a tightrope in Detroit, an accident that left him a paraplegic."(CBS news)