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

Stephen J Wampler Climbing El Capitan at 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.

AXSChat Interview with Stephen Fry.

Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Stephen Fry with Debra Ruh & Neil Milliken for #AXSChat the topics ranged from Social Media to Mental Health Advocacy. You can watch the interview and join in the discussion on twitter.Check the hashtag #axschat on Twitter and join the conversation, Tuesday 22nd at 8 pm London.

Stephen Fry is an English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter, film director and all-round national treasure.

Whilst at university, Fry became involved with the Cambridge Footlights, where he met his long-time collaborator and friend Hugh Laurie. As half of the comic double act Fry and Laurie, he co-wrote and co-starred in A Bit of Fry & Laurie, and took the role of Jeeves (with Laurie playing Wooster) in Jeeves and Wooster.

Fry’s acting roles include the lead in the film Wilde, Melchett in the BBC television series Blackadder, the titular character in the television series Kingdom, a recurring guest role as Dr. Gordon Wyatt on the crime series Bones, and as Gordon Deitrich in the dystopian thriller V for Vendetta, Mycroft Holmes in Warner’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and The Master of Laketown in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. He has also written and presented several documentary series, including the Emmy Award-winning Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, and is also the long-time host of the BBC television quiz show QI. He played Prime Minister Alistair Davies in the 9th season of Fox TV’s 24: Live Another Day.

Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry

As a proudly out gay man, the award-winning Out There, documenting the lives of lesbian, bisexual gay and transgender people around the world is part of his thirty-year advocacy of the rights of the LGBT community.

As well as his work in television, Fry has contributed columns and articles for newspapers and magazines appears frequently on radio, reads for voice-overs and has written four novels and three volumes of autobiography, Moab Is My Washpot, The Fry Chronicles and his latest, More Fool Me.

A new sitcom for CBS, The Great Indoors, aired in both the US and UK in the spring of 2017.

Stephen’s new book, Mythos, his unique retelling of the Greek myths will be published in November.