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Amy Purdy: Legless Snowboarder Extraordinaire

Amy Purdy has been through hardships that most of us will never face -- or can even fathom. What makes her story so incredible is not the fact that she lived a "normal" childhood and spent her high school years as a passionate artist and snowboarder, but that she traumatically lost both her legs at age 19.  She talks about how she has persevered, taking implausible challenges and rising above them.


Today, Amy is an athlete; currently the top ranked adaptive female snowboarder in the world. Amy also spends a good amount of time helping others; specifically those with physical challenges get involved with snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding and other action sports through the organization she co-founded Adaptive Action Sports. Challenging herself while making a positive impact on the world is a true testament to Amy's spirit.

Amy Purdy talks about the power of imagination. She explains how our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by the choices we make. Imagination allows us to break down borders, to move beyond our circumstances, to create and constantly progress.