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Steve Wampler and The Wampler Foundation

Author: Disabled World News : Contact: Disabled World

Published: 2012-09-01 : (Rev. 2015-03-30)

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Information regarding Steve Wampler and the Wampler Foundation that raises money to send kids with physical disabilities to camp at no cost to their families.

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Please meet Steve Wampler. He's the first man in the world with cerebral palsy to climb the largest rock face in the world, El Cap. in Yosemite.

He's a husband and father of two children.

He can't walk, can only use one limb, really, his right arm, but he can grasp with his left so he did 20,000 pull-ups and slept on the mountain for 5 nights getting to the top.

He was to the point of hallucinating and was unconscious, but he wanted to prove to kids with disabilities all over the world, that they can achieve ANYTHING they want.

Steve Wampler Picture
Steve Wampler Picture

He gave up his career as an environmental engineer to get kids with disabilities into the wilderness to challenge themselves.

He raises money to send 250 kids with physical disabilities a year to his camp and others like his, at no cost to their families.

These kids snorkel and scuba dive, they snow ski and snow mobile, they cycle and kayak and have the times of their lives.

He's a hero to those kids, and he hears from children from all over the world. He did it for them...

Since Steve finished his climb, the national and international attention has been non-stop.

Here is a partial list of great things to have come our way since he summited the mountain:

Rock climbing with a disability
Rock climbing with a disability

He has heard from thousands of parents of children with disabilities from all over the world telling him that they will give their children permission to live a huge life of possibilities while navigating their disabilities so they, too, can lead a wonderful, full life!

Steve Wampler is also listed on our famous people with CP page.

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