Bridgestone Olympic Partner Amy Purdy

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.

Career Highlights

2001

Won three medals at USASA Nationals as a double-leg amputee

2001

2005

Co-founded Adaptive Action Sports

2005

2014

Won bronze in para snowboard cross at the Paralympic Winter Games Sochi 2014

2014

2015

Released her first book, “On My Own Two Feet” and was a featured speaker on Oprah Winfrey’s “Life You Want” tour

2015

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