Amy Purdy Reveals Her Initial Fear And Doubt About Joining 'Dancing With The Stars' (VIDEO)

February 21, 2015 2:54 PM

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When snowboarding champion Amy Purdy was asked to join ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" for their 18th season last year, she was almost as terrified as she was excited. After losing both of her legs when she contracted bacterial meningitis more than 15 years ago, Purdy was no stranger to overcoming monumental challenges -- and she was also quite comfortable with competitions, having earned a bronze medal in the Winter Paralympics that same year. But "Dancing with the Stars" felt like a new undertaking entirely.

"I was a little scared," Purdy admits to Oprah, in the above video from "Super Soul Sunday." "I have zero dance experience whatsoever."

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