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Amy Purdy            

Former "Dancing with the Stars" Contestant & Paralympic Professional Snowboarder

Amy Purdy has defied the odds throughout her life to accomplish some extraordinary things. She grew up with a passion for snowboarding and travel, and despite fighting for her life and losing both of her legs below the knees to Bacterial Meningitis at the age of 19 her passion for life carried her not only to the upper echelons of athletics but onto the dance floor of Hollywood and well, well beyond.

Purdy is professional snowboarder and a three-time Paralympic medalist, making her the most decorated Paralympic snowboarder in US history. She is a NY Times best-selling author and a highly requested international motivational speaker and has toured with none other than Oprah Winfrey to packed arenas across the country. She was the subject of a critically acclaimed Super Bowl commercial, she very nearly won ( was the runner-up) on the ABC hit show Dancing with the Stars with her partner Derek Hough, and she went on to dance in front of hundreds of millions of viewers during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. In 2017 she took on the roll of Cultural Envoy where she traveled to Brazil on behalf of the Ambassador and Consult General bridging ties between the Brazil and the United States and inspiring women, youth and communities to live their best life.

Her beauty inside and out has made her a household name through countless interviews, articles and public events. She has inspired millions of people through her TED talk, motivational speeches and social media platforms with her "Live Inspired" message.

Speech Topics

Inspiration / Motivation

Within that category, you’ll be hard pressed to find too many better. Fundamentally, she is telling her own story, but therein she hits:

• Creativity / Problem Solving • Overcoming Obstacles • Technology • Living a Purpose Driven Life - #LiveInspired as she calls it.


Paralympian Amy Purdy Eyes The Future Of Adaptive Action Sports
In 2005, Amy Purdy and Daniel Gale co-founded Adaptive Action Sports, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities ...

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