May 12, 2014, 11:17 a.m. (ET)

Amy Purdy inspired a nation through her journey on "Dancing with the Stars" by becoming the first U.S. Paralympian and first double amputee to compete on the show. Purdy and her partner, Derek Hough, sat down with leading into the semifinal to discuss her progress on the show, how they have adapted to each dance and the motivation she finds from fan support.

"Dancing with the Stars" airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET and fans can vote for Purdy and Hough here.