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Here's how a Man Showed His Father That His Love was Enough Despite His Disability

Man makes a video telling his father that despite his self-doubts he became the best father his children could have asked for
PUBLISHED JUN 4, 2024
Cover Image Source: TikTok/@the.wampler.way
Cover Image Source: TikTok/@the.wampler.way

The bond between a parent and a child is something that sustains lifelong relationships through ups and downs as well as generation gaps among other factors. Beyond society's rules and regulations regarding what constitutes a great father, love always takes precedence. This was clearly visible in a video that @the.wampler.way shared on social media, for his father who has been suffering from cerebral palsy. The condition makes it difficult for him to perform everyday tasks with his hands, which includes playing baseball with his children. The father expressed to his children, how sorry he was for this inability. In response to that, his son made a video showing how he more than made up for it with his devotion and love.

Image Source: TikTok/@the.wampler.way
Image Source: TikTok/@the.wampler.way

The man in the video is Stephen J Wampler, according to the Independent, and he has started the Stephen J Wampler Foundation, along with his wife. The objective of the organization is to empower children struggling with disabilities to participate in outdoor activities. The organization established a camp in Lake Tahoe for kids with physical disabilities called Camp Wamp. Stephen wants to show everyone how people can live fully even with disabilities. In 2010, he became the first person with Cerebral Palsy to climb El Capitan mountain in Yosemite National Park. The clip begins with a shot of Joseph, Stephen's son with the overlay text,  “I’m sorry I can’t throw a baseball with you like the other dads.” This was what Stephen had told him in a moment of emotional vulnerability. He created a collage of photos to show him how Stephen has nothing to be sorry about.

Image Source: TikTok/@the.wampler.way
Image Source: TikTok/@the.wampler.way

The images had him enjoying his heart out with his children. There were bright smiles on the faces of his kids, which is all that matters. If the other fathers gave children moments to enjoy on the field, he did that off the field. The collage was accompanied by the song "You Are Enough"  by Sleeping At Last. The photos and the lyrics “You’re enough, you’re enough, you’re enough” bring out the son's emotions for his father. The last part was the most touching as it featured Stephen's reactions, which showed that he was moved with a smile on his face. 

Image Source: TikTok/@cleaneve
Image Source: TikTok/@cleaneve
Image Source: TikTok/@rosey_reptiles
Image Source: TikTok/@rosey_reptiles

Users in the comment section adored both the father and son. @penny__f shared how it must have been difficult for Stephen to take on this parenting journey and wrote, "Disabled parents have to fight through a lot but I am sure raising great humans as you make it with it." @thewindsofchange2 loved the gesture and commented, "Aww wow! The fact you made this video for your dad and then his reaction had my heart. What a truly beautiful and wonderful thing to do for your dad." @felificent_ was full of compliments for the father-son pair, "I love this. Also, your dad is super handsome! And obviously, he raised a great kid - so he’s more than enough."

You can follow the Wampler Family (@the.wampler.way) on Instagram and TikTok for more heartwarming adventures.

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