Actress, athlete, author, businesswoman, model, motivational speaker, TV star.
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Amy won a snowboarding bronze medal at the 2014 Paralympics, and in 2022 she was inducted into the Adaptive Sports Hall of Fame. While she was in Sochi, Russia, for the Paralympics, she found time to practice with partner Derek Hough for her appearance on “Dancing With the Stars.” They finished second.
Her autobiography, On My Own Two Feet, made it to the New York Times bestseller list. It tells the story of how she contracted meningococcal meningitis when she was 19 and doctors did not expect her to survive. That led to below-knee amputations on both legs.
She also needed a new kidney, which her father donated, shortly before she turned 21. Less than three months after the transplant, she was competing and winning medals, on her snowboard.
Amy also co-founded Adaptive Action Sports, a nonprofit that helps people with disabilities participate in action sports. She has delivered motivational speeches around the world.
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