Olympian and Dancing with the Stars Contestant Amy Purdy Joins Shawn & Sue

Amy Purdy won the Bronze Medal in Snowboarding at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games and now she's competing on the ABC Hit Show Dancing with the Stars ... and all this after losing both her legs due to a childhood illness.


Amy Purdy had a typical childhood until losing her legs at 19 as a result of Meningitis, which has led to an adulthood of extraordinary accomplishments. Currently training for the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, she is the top ranked adaptive snowboarder in the U.S. and three-time World Cup Para-snowboard winner. Purdy is the Co-Founder of Adaptive Action Sports, a non-profit organization which helps disabled youth, adults and wounded veterans get involved in action sports. AAS was instrumental in getting adaptive snowboarding added to the 2014 Paralympic Games.

Purdy’s positive outlook has opened many doors to other opportunities including being featured in a Madonna music video, a lead acting role in an award winning independent film and multiple modeling projects. She is an accomplished motivational speaker who has shared her story with audiences around the world. In 2013, Purdy was named by the International Olympic Committee as one of the top 15 most marketable Para-athletes in the world.



Now Amy is involved with WHAT DEFINES YOU .... Finding out how people are defined by their abilities and achievements .... not physical limitations.


Amy talks with Shawn & Sue