The man with cerebral palsy who climbed El Capitan “El Cap” in Yosemite National Park.

Yesterday on #axschat Twitter chat our guest was Stephen J. Wampler from the Stephen J. Wampler Foundation Inc.

Stephen was born with cerebral palsy and provides outdoor educational experiences in the high sierras through Camp Wamp to children with disabilities.

Stephen Wampler

Camp Wamp – Stephen Wampler

Pic Credits to Stephen Wampler

Antonio Santos and Neil Milliken, interview Stephen Wampler for #axschat Twitter chat.

Stephen Wampler was born with Cerebral Palsy and with an amazing attitude. He was born to extraordinary parents who taught him that while his disability was permanent, he owed it to himself to charge forward and to have a great life with goals and expectations for himself.

Stephen J Wampler Climbing El Capitan at Yosemite National Park

Stephen J Wampler Climbing El Capitan at Yosemite National Park

Pic Credits to Stephen Wampler

When he was 9, his parents sent him to a wilderness summer camp in the high Sierras of California.

Camp Wamp 2017 - Elizabeth and Stephen

Camp Wamp 2017 – Elizabeth and Stephen

Pic Credits to Stephen Wampler

Stephen Wampler attended the camp for 9 summers until he aged out and went off to college to graduate from UC Davis with an Environmental Engineering degree.  Three years later Stephen met and married his love of his life, Elizabeth.  Four years later they welcomed their first child, Charlotte, followed a year later by son Joseph.

9 acre lake at Camp Wamp

9 acre lake at Camp Wamp

Stephen is now a family man and created Camp Wamp to help physically disabled children become self-reliant & live a more prosperous productive life (including becoming married, getting a job and having a family).

Watch Stephen Wampler’s Full Movie climbing🎥 “El Capitan”, he has won multiple film & festival awards. It’s an inspiring film that motivates us all. Currently, Stephen J Wampler has become an international celebrity speaking at TEDx, many Foundations, Corporations & Sales Teams to inspire and motivate. Stephen J Wampler Foundation shares his story on what it takes to make the impossible, possible. In the film, Stephen J Wampler shows us how persistence, tenacity and finding your inner strength can help you accomplish what many thought was impossible. Stephen J Wampler pulls through and climbs El Capitan “El Cap” in Yosemite National Park. – Credits to Stephen Wampler Youtube channel.

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