Despite the tragic incident, Tarek stayed in the bike industry and followed the opportunity to organize events. He co-founded the company “Rasoulution,” an event and sports management company. The company organized mega-events like the RedBull District Ride, while also becoming the most valuable mountain bike athlete-management house there is. With riders like Danny MacAskill, Fabio Wibmer, Emil Johansson, Erik Fedko, and many more, Tarek has quickly made a name for himself once again.
In 2020, former motocross professional Hannes Kimnigadner invited Tarek to visit his rehabilitation sessions. Hannes had also been in an accident and had walked with Ekso several times. Tarek went for the visit and gave Ekso a try. The first time, he says he was very overwhelmed, but he wanted to try again.
Tarek initially used Ekso once per week but has since increased to two or even three times weekly of walking. He notes changes and progress in different areas from using the Ekso. Initially, he noted feeling changes in his glute muscles and low back. Prior to using Ekso, he reported having regular problems with his neck, but since initiating Ekso therapy, these problems have disappeared. Tarek says he feels “in general stronger to endure a long day in the wheelchair” noting that this increased endurance has helped his busy work life.