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The Spiritual Shield Amy Purdy's Mother Used During Amy's Fight for Life

Season 6 Episode 604
Aired on 02/16/2015 | CC tv-14
At 19 years old, Amy Purdy contracted a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis that left her on life support and in a medically induced coma for two weeks. One month later, Amy lost both her legs.

During her fight for life, Amy's mother had one mandate for anyone who came into the hospital room: Only enter with positive energy.

"I was so unstable, and my mom felt that I was—I was hanging on by a thread. The doctors were outside the door debating on who was going to tell my parents it was time to pull the plug," Amy says in the video above. "I mean, I was barely hanging on. And my mom felt that even the slightest bit of negative energy, even a thought of death, would be enough and I would leave."

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