Amy Purdy

Day One Power Session | March 11, 2025

Amy Purdy is a trailblazer and advocate for individuals with physical disabilities. She co-founded Adaptive Action Sports (AAS), an organization that has made significant strides in including action sports like snowboarding in the Paralympic Games. Purdy has won medals at the USASA National Snowboarding Championship and is the most decorated Paralympic snowboarder in U.S. history. Her story of resilience and determination has inspired millions around the globe.

Purdy’s creativity and positive reach extends beyond sports. She has made her mark in the entertainment industry, appearing in a Madonna music video and starring in the award-winning film “What’s Bugging Seth.” Purdy and her husband were featured on the TV show “The Amazing Race,” and Purdy recently finished as runner-up on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” with partner Derek Hough. Purdy’s memoir, “On My Own Two Feet: From Losing My Legs to Learning the Dance of Life,” has inspired readers with her story of overcoming adversity.


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