The most-decorated Paralympic snowboarder in U.S. history & three-time Paralympic Medalist.
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Why Book This Speaker
Amy Purdy has defied the odds throughout her life and overcome a near death-experience to accomplish some extraordinary things. Amy grew up with a passion for snowboarding and dreamed of traveling the world. Despite obstacles that perhaps should have stopped her dead in her tracks, that passion carried her not only to the upper echelons of athletics, but onto the dance floor of Hollywood and well, well beyond.
Amy is a NY Times best-selling author who has been published in ten different languages around the world, she has toured with none other than Oprah Winfrey, she has been featured in a Superbowl commercial narrated by the legendary Muhammad Ali, and she is a 3-time Paralympic medalist, making her the most decorated adaptive snowboarder in the history of Team USA.
She co-founded Adaptive Action Sports for athletes with disabilities and she is the host of the critically acclaimed podcast Bouncing Forward.
Traveling From: Denver, CO
Living Beyond Limits
Amy Purdy has defied the odds throughout her life and overcome a near death-experience to accomplish some extraordinary things
After going through this life-altering experience, Amy challenged herself to move on with her life and attain goals that even those who have both legs struggle to achieve. Just three months after her kidney transplant, Amy entered the USASA National Snowboarding Championship where she won medals in three events. Today, she is the most decorated Paralympic snowboarder in U.S. history and a three-time Paralympic Medalist. Her story will inspire your audience to consider what they can achieve despite the circumstances.
At 19, after experiencing flu-like symptoms, Amy, a massage therapist, was rushed to the hospital in a state of septic shock. En route, she experienced respiratory and multiple organ failure which caused her to lose circulation to her extremities.
When she entered into the hospital she was given less than a 2% chance of survival, put on life support, and placed into a coma. After multiple blood transfusions and the removal of her ruptured spleen, doctors diagnosed Amy with Meningococcal Meningitis, a highly deadly bacterial blood infection.
You stole the show!
Amy is the best speaker we have ever had on our stage.
You were unquestionably the best part of our 4-day conference!
Hi Amy, I can’t tell you how much you surpassed our expectations with your closing keynote for [our event] today!
You clearly did the work to customize your presentation to our audience. To thank and encourage them. To discuss the benefits of telehealth. And mental health. It was simply a sensational hour. We were all riveted by your story of resilience, your enthusiasm, and your graciousness. Your light really does shine incredibly bright.
These are some of the best ratings we have ever had for a speaker. Amy was certainly a hit with our members. She couldn’t have been nicer to everyone who met her either. Whether it be walking to the session or at the book signing, she took time to chat with all.
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