How did John Birmingham go from being an Army medic to nursing student to a mail carrier to a chaplain at NASCAR, then end up in Maine at 45 degrees below zero, marketing swim fins for amputees?
It began in 1990, when former commercial diver and swimmer Randy Lord was injured while working construction. Hurt in the industrial accident, Randy suddenly entered the world of amputees. As they tried to return to their pre-injury activities, he and his wife Lori realized that they never saw amputees at the beach! The lightbulb went on. Laurie and Randy built the first AMP Fin™ prototype in their kitchen, making casts of his residual limb.