Amy Purdy has been through hardships that most of us will never face — or can even fathom. But what makes her story so incredible is not that fact that she lived a “normal” childhood then tragically lost her legs at age 19, but how she has persevered, taking implausible challenges and rising above them. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Amy spends most of her time working on her non-profit, Adaptive Action Sports, which she co-founded with Daniel Gale.
Can you sum up what happened to you when you were nineteen?
I was always really passionate about art, music, and boardsports growing up—skate, snow and wake. My plan was to travel the world and be free to pursue m...more