Success Story: Scott Wimberley – Transfemoral Amputee
Updated: Apr 4
Scott Wimberley became an amputee when he was diagnosed with muscle cancer at two months. Scott underwent an amputation of his right leg and received his first prosthesis at age one. Scott grew up doing the same activities as the other neighborhood kids, including basketball and baseball. However, Scott had a more adventurous side and became a certified scuba diver at the age of 13.
By the time Scott was 20, he had moved from scuba diving to rock climbing. At 23, Scott began working for the National Parks and Service. Scott worked for a year at the Sequoia-Kings Canyons National Park before moving to the Yosemite National Parks Service Search and Rescue. At Yosemite, Scott specialized in high-angle rescue, lifting patrons as a wall rigger.
In addition to his duties at Yosemite, Scott split his time working as a technician for a local prosthetics company manufacturing prosthetic devices for other amputees. He also traveled to Wilmington, North Carolina, in the winters, where he worked at an outdoor education ropes course.
Scott works as Operations Director at Cornerstone’s sister company Fabtech Systems.
In 1999 Scott transferred to Washington State to work for Cornerstone Prosthetics and Orthotics. Scott’s passion for the outdoors continued, and he became heavily involved in fishing and boating with his family. Currently, Scott works as Operations Director at Cornerstone’s sister company Fabtech Systems, and lives with his wife and two children. Scott still enjoys an active lifestyle and challenges himself every day in all he does.