Double amputee to snowboard in Paralympic Winter Games

10/30/2013 | Huffington Post, The

Amy Purdy, who lost both legs below the knee to bacterial meningitis 15 years ago, will be competing in the first-ever adaptive snowboarding event at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Purdy founded Adaptive Action Sports in California to offer skateboarding, snowboarding and other sports to those with disabilities. "I always say snowboarding saved my life," she said.

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