Monday Moments: Soul Shine-Amy Purdy


“Instead of looking at our challenges and limitations as something negative or bad, we can begin to look at them as blessings, magnificent gifts that can be used to ignite our imaginations and help us go further than we ever knew we could go.”-Amy Purdy

Amy Purdy has a passion for living.  At the age of 19, she lost her legs below her knee due to bacterial meningitis.  Despite this disability Amy went on to become a professional snowboarder with leg prosthetics.

In 2005 Purdy and Daniel Gale founded Adaptive Action Sports “to help create opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities to get involved in skateboarding and snowboarding and all action sports.”

Today, she is a motivational speaker inspiring others to live beyond your limits. Amy can be seen competing live on ABC’s 18th season of “Dancing with the Stars” with professional partner Derek Hough. Tune in on Mondays at 8pm to see Amy’s soul shine.