Amy Purdy was an inspiration to people around the world long before her bronze medal performance at the Paralympic Winter Games Sochi 2014. She was just 19 when she lost her legs in a battle with meningitis, which also led to a kidney transplant less than two years later. An avid snowboarder before her life-altering experience, she returned to the sport and won three medals at the 2001 USASA National Championships just three months after receiving the kidney donated by her father. At 37, Purdy continues to be one of the top ranked adaptive snowboarders in the world and the only female double leg amputee competing at the world class level. She also is an accomplished motivational speaker, a New York Times best-selling author, a runner-up on Dancing with the Stars, and co-founder Adaptive Action Sports, a non-profit organization that helps those with permanent disabilities get involved in action sports.