Stephen Wampler – First Person with Cerebral Palsy to Climb El Capitan

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Stephen Wampler is a man who has continuously pushed boundaries.  Without the use of his legs, he utilized a cable system to pull himself up with his hands 20,000 times to reach the summit of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park!  This video tells Stephen’s story.

Additional Resources:

  • Here is an article about Steve and his fundraising efforts.
  • Here is a video of Steve talking about his inspiration for climbing El Capitan.

Topics for Discussion:

  • What would it be like to not have the use of your legs? What things in your life would be more diffcult?
  • How do you think Stephen managed to persevere and get to the top of El Capitan?

Take Action:

  • Visit the website for the Wampler Foundation to learn more about Steve’s organization and how you can get involved!
  • Visit the 4 My Child website to learn more about cerebral palsy and how you can help people with this disease.

Teacher Features:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.

 

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