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.
Unique mermaid will be auctioned to raise the necessary funds to buy five AMP Fin™ prosthetic fins for limb loss/difference kids.
'We're going to be able to change so many people's lives with this thing,' Maine company aims to help wounded veterans.
After decades avoiding the water, amputee invents his way to dive back in.
Amputee swim fins amongst Maine products headed to global markets.
Danforth man invents swim fins for himself, other amputees. By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff