Amy Purdy, the Paralympic bronze medalist snowboarder and Dancing with the Stars finalist, will join Oprah onstage for a Toyota Standing O-Vation, a recognition of extraordinary people in communities around the country. Amy represents the power of inner strength as she continues to overcome obstacles and live as a role model for those who have faced challenges in their lives. After losing her legs at age 19 as a result of meningitis, Amy has led an adulthood of extraordinary accomplishments. One of the top adaptive snowboarders in the United States, she was the snowboardcross bronze medalist at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and was a finalist on the 2013 season of Dancing with the Stars.

As well as being an opportunity to celebrate remarkable women who are making the world a better place, a Toyota Standing O-Vation also motivates others to spark their own journey of personal change. Local women who are pushing the envelope, beating the odds and inspiring others will be recognized and honored for living a bold life at Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend events. Learn more about the Standing O-Vation award and nominate an inspiring woman at


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