Alvin Law is a motivational speaker and former radio broadcaster. Law was born without arms as a consequence of his mother's use of thalidomide while pregnant. His birth parents put him up for adoption, and he was raised by foster parents Hilda and Jack Law. Alvin Law learned to perform routine activities using his feet alone, including eating, dressing and grooming himself, driving, sewing, playing sports, and playing the drums, piano, and trombone. He attended regular elementary and high schools, even though, at the time, handicapped children were usually placed in institutions or special education programs.