by mrchad9 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:41 pm
by mvs » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:10 pm
FortMental wrote:Stephen Wampler Foundation wrote:On behalf of his Foundation, Steve will be the first with Cerebral Palsy to climb Yosemite’s El Capitan! Scheduled for this September, it will take 6 days to scale a vertical granite face twice the height of the Empire State Building. Even stars Ellen DeGeneres and Will Ferrell are inspired by Steve; take a look at their video messages.
Steve’s endurance training and personal commitment is typical of the character of a man dedicated to funding challenging programs to enrich the lives of kids with physical disabilities.
This is insulting TO ME. It's great that he's going to climb El Cap, but why insult my intelligence by claiming to be the first with ......whatever. If it were a matter of getting on the rock so that he could be there (like the Make-a-Wish people make happen), I'd say "Rock on!"
But now I feel bad for all those others with even worse diseases who can't do that without the assistance of hundreds of others... What if you carry the Cerebral Palsy gene and climb it three days? Can you claim the fastest ascent w/ CP? Will there be speed records for quadrapalegics?
Sure it doesn't affect me directly....but at some point our collective stupidity/apathy will slow down our civilization.
by mrchad9 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:28 pm
by MoapaPk » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:28 pm
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