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

• Tonya Harding, Adam Rippon and Jamie Anderson reportedly going 'Dancing with the Stars'
• Sharna Burgess: Bonner Bolton's looks worked against us, 'Dancing with the Stars' judges were a little unfair
• Amy Purdy and Daniel Gale get married
• Chris Harrison to host 2016 Miss America Competition on ABC

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