Amy Purdy, double amputee, conquers Paralympics, 'Dancing With the Stars' and going naked: memoir

January 4, 2015 6:23 AM

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Amy Purdy, double amputee, conquers Paralympics, 'Dancing With the Stars' and going naked: memoir

After losing both legs when she was only 19, Purdy went on to compete in the finale of 'Dancing With the Stars' just weeks after taking the bronze medal in snowboarding at the Sochi Paralympics. Her triumphs are detailed in the new memoir, 'On My Own Two Feet: From Losing My Legs to Learning the Dance of Life.'

The double amputation was devastating, but Purdy wouldn’t be stopped. Last year, she cha-chaed her way to the finale of “Dancing With the Stars” just weeks after snowboarding to a bronze medal at the Sochi Paralympics.

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