Man behind "127 Hours" speaks at Easter Seals

The inspirational man behind the Oscar nominated movie "127 Hours" returned to his roots Wednesday, to share his story. Aron Ralston, who went to Northview Middle School in Washington Township as a child, spoke at the Easter Seals Crossroads business luncheon.

The luncheon fundraiser aims to help people with disabilities.

In 2003, Ralston became trapped under a boulder, while rock climbing in Utah. After being stuck for five days, he finally cut off his own arm to escape. Ralston said his recovery has been all about learning his purpose in life.

"In some sense it was to get back in the outdoors and in another sense it was to grow, to mature.  And the change, the biggest change over all these years has been that now I have a family, Ralston said.

He and his wife have a young son named Leo.

Ralston still goes rock climbing and participates in other outdoor adventures with the use of different prosthetic arms.