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Gallery: Meet Amy Purdy

March 04, 2014, 8:29 a.m. (ET)

Amy Purdy lost both of her legs below the knee to bacterial meningitis when she was 19 years old. Nearly 15 years later, she is the founder of Adaptive Action Sports and a member of the first ever U.S. Paralympic Snowboard Team. Click above to view photos of Purdy, who will represent Team USA in Sochi, Russia, on March 14, three days before she makes her Dancing with the Stars debut.

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