AMPU-PARKOUR Photoshoot from Johnathon Mullen on Vimeo.
In the months he spent recovering at Walter Reed he shared some of the photos he had taken while there and was encouraged enough by the reaction to take some classes and made photography his second profession.
One of his first customers was a woman, Sara Damelio, who was looking for a photographer to take some pictures to use in promoting her line of natural skin care products.
As sometimes happens, it turned out to be a match made in heaven. As you can see above he has no difficulty getting about, but he suffered from painful stump irritation.
“It took like maybe a week for me to realize that it's absolutely amazing,” said Mullen. “The combat balm has made such a difference in my life as far as pain and irritation -- that I can't wake up without putting it on.”
“If it can help other amputees as much as it's helped me, then we definitely need to get these products out to amputees as quickly as possible,” Mullen said.
So together they are working to do so. If you want to help go to John's site and check out Operation Sand Flea. Buy some of the Combat-Ready Balm, and specify that it be delivered to Walter Reed. John and Sara will do the rest.
While you're at it, get some for home use, too. It really is good stuff. And if there is an amputee in your life pass this information on, it may make their life better, too.