Snowboarding and traveling the world—that's the dream Amy Purdy had always set for herself. So, at age 19, after losing both of her legs (and very nearly her life
) as the result of a severe case of bacterial meningitis, Amy refused to let new challenges and negativity get in the way of her dreams. The double amputee not only vowed to continue snowboarding
but also went on to win world titles and even a bronze medal in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
When she's not snowboarding or traveling, Amy soaks up even the simplest everyday experiences with newfound appreciation. From breathing in the scent of redwood trees to sipping a glass of wine with friends, Amy says she doesn't need much to feel happy.
"I like to just relax and talk and share," Amy says. "A perfect Sunday [is] being in Colorado. That's where I live. ... Being outside, just having friends and family and food."
In the video above, Amy goes on to share the morning ritual she follows no matter where she is in the world, and also reveals the one thing that inspires and motivates her.
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