At the age of 19, Amy Purdy contracted Meningococcal meningitus. As a result of this illness, both of her legs were amputated below her knees. This is enough to stop most people but not this young lady. She shared her story with us at Voices. And, it is amazing. She received a bronze medal in the Paralympics in snowboarding and runnerup status on Dancing with the Stars.
What a sense humor. She shared that she could be any height she wants by strapping on taller or shorter legs. She can make good use of shoe sales by varying her feet to fit the shoes.
She talked about wanting to learn to walk gracefully and does she ever. She recently wrote a book: On My Own Two Feet.
Do yourself a favor and listen to her here. What a gal!