Amy Purdy

Amy Purdy Brief Biography

Amy Purdy (born November 8, 1979) is an American actress, snowboarder, co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports and spokesperson for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

At the age of 19, she contracted Neisseria meningitis, a form of bacterial meningitis. Due to the disease, which affected her circulatory system, both of her legs had to be amputated below the knee and her spleen had to be removed. Two years later, she received a kidney transplant from her father. Her friends now refer to her by the nickname Lucky.

Amy Purdy News

• Amy Purdy and Daniel Gale get married
• Chris Harrison to host 2016 Miss America Competition on ABC
• 'Dancing with the Stars' pro Karina Smirnoff on Julianne Hough new role as judge: I don't know if it's ethical
• 'Dancing with the Stars' nineteenth-season celebrities and professional partners announced by ABC

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