Stephen J Wampler

Daily Point of Light # 4893 Nov 8, 2012

Stephen Wampler is determined to show kids with disabilities all over the world that they can achieve anything they want. He’s so committed that he became the first man in the world with cerebral palsy to climb El Capitan, the largest rock face in the world. Due to his disease, Stephen cannot walk and can only use his right arm, so achieved his goal by essentially doing 20,000 pull-ups and sleeping on the mountain for five nights.

He’s also committed enough to give up a career as an environmental engineer to raise money to send 250 kids with physical disabilities to summer camp each year at no cost to their familes. The campers have the opportunity to snorkel and SCUBA dive, cycle and kayak – the same outdoor experiences any kid would love.

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