An avid snowboarder, Amy Purdy's life changed in 1999 when at just 19 years old, she contracted bacterial meningitis. She was able to survive the infection, but lost both of her legs below the knee and would later require a kidney from her father the week before her 21st birthday. Purdy returned to snowboarding and made history at the 2014 Winter Games when she won a bronze medal in the Paralympic debut of snowboard-cross. Since then, she has continued to stay busy off the snow with work as a motivational speaker, model, actress and co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports, a non-profit that helps people with physical disabilities get involved in action sports. Purdy also made history on the dance floor when she became the first U.S. Paralympian ever to compete on television show "Dancing with the Stars" in which she finished second with dance partner Derek Hough. After the show, she took time off from snowboarding to embark on a nationwide speaking tour with Oprah Winfrey and release her memoir, "On My Own Two Feet." In 2017, she returned to the scene after contracting a rare condition called rhabdomyolysis to win three world cup medals and a bronze at the World Para Snowboard Championships, reinforcing her position as a podium-contender in PyeongChang.