If your life were a book and you were the author, how would you want your story to go?
That’s the question that changed Amy’s life, forever.
In this session, Amy discusses the power of imagination and the pivotal role it plays in our lives: it allows us to break down borders, to move beyond our circumstances, and to create and constantly progress. Rather than being determined by external circumstances, Amy explains how it is our choices that shape out our lives.
After losing both her legs at the age of 19, Amy shares how she was forced to rely on her imagination and to believe in the possibilities, which is why she believes that imagination can be used as tools for breaking through borders; because in our minds, we can do anything.
It’s believing in those dreams and facing our fears head on that allows us to live our lives beyond limits.
Amy Purdy encourages us to take control of our lives, and our limits.
The world fell in love with Amy as the incredible girl with bionic legs who managed to out-dance her competitors all the way to the season 18 finale of Dancing with the Stars.
She reveals the powerful, moving story of her personal spiritual awakening as a result of a sudden and often fatal blood infection that caused her to lose both of her legs. Despite her grim prognosis, she was determined to not just beat the odds and walk again but to create a life filled with bold adventures, big dreams, and boundless vitality—and share that spirit with the world.
Amy seized her second chance at life and earned a bronze medal in adaptive snowboarding at the 2014 Paralympic Games.
Her story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the capacity we all have to defy expectations and rewrite our own stories.