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20 Jul 2017
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Snowboarding Motivated Amy Purdy to Continue Living Life Her Way!

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Posted By Rocky H.

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To observers snowboarding is just another action sport. Such individuals have a difficult time understanding why some snowboarders love spending their holidays and weekends on the slopes. Why they are so finicky about selecting snowboards for sale? To a non-snowboarders all snowboards might look the same, however a passionate snowboarder would tell you the difference between snowboards for sale in detail. Snowboarding is an amazing sport that has made a huge difference in countless individuals' lives. Take Amy Purdy for example, according to her, she dreamt of snow as a kid in the heat of Las Vegas desert and then one day, at the age of 14 she discovered snowboarding and fell in love with it. As a teenager she used to utilize every holiday and weekend off to go snowboarding. Purdy wanted a life filled with adventure and at the age of nineteen she was ready to fly.

Things took a drastic turn, when one day out of the blue Amy collapsed. In 24 hours, she was put on life support because her lungs weren't working. What Amy had thought was a just a flu the previous day, turned out to be the deadly disease meningitis. The harmful bacteria attack the protective membranes of an individual's brain and spinal cord causing severe damage to the patient's body. In Amy's case, the meningitis not only cost her legs but also her spleen, a kidney and the hearing in her left ear. According to Amy, losing her legs was actually the 'easiest part.' When Amy woke up from coma, she had to start her life over again and it wasn't easy.

According to her speech on Tedx, when she first saw her rubber and chunky legs it was too painful. She wondered how she is going to travel and lead the adventurous life she wanted. Amy remembered her passion for snowboarding and she didn't want to give it up. Amy spent long periods of time wondering if and how she could continue on with her life. That's when she realized that her life was exactly that, her life and that it was up to her to conitue on, it was up to her to make things happen, life was hers to map the way she wants. After the realization that she could still continue with her adventurous lifestyle, Amy started seeing her amputated legs as a blessing, suddenly Amy figured out that he had the upper hand when it came to her legs.

For example, now she can be as tall as she wants, her legs will never feel cold during snowboarding and she even can try any shoe size she wants. These thoughts and ideas pushed her to walk again and soon she was back on a snowboard but It wasn't an easy journey. When Amy first started to snowboard with her new legs she discovered they weren't suitable for riding and no snowboard store or any of the many different snowboards for sale would help her with her new leg issues. This led to Amy designing her own snowboards. By using her brain and by not giving up, she came up with special snowboard that worked well with her new legs and after what seemed like a lifetime, Amy was finally back on the snow and doing the things she loves the most.

Today, Amy Purdy has three World Cup gold medals in adaptive snowboarding and when she's not out riding she loves to skate wakeboard. She is an actress, entrepreneur, model and a makeup artist who's biggest challenge turned into her her biggest strength. In her speech on Tedx, she confessed she wouldn't change a thing in her life. Her passion for life and snowboarding pushed her to continue with pursuing the things she loved.

This is why everybody needs a passion in their life. For Amy it was snowboarding and her dreams for new adventure. For us, it's snowboarding and finding the correct snowboard for sale has never been easier! Get moving now, go find a snowboard that fits you and get your butt up the hill!

Comments (2)

By Horace F. on JUL 22 2017 @ 6:04PM

Meningitis is some seriously scary stuff. I had a friend in college that got it, and she was telling me about how it changed her personality and stuff.

By Gilbert B. on JUL 21 2017 @ 8:20AM

Sure wish I could snowboard professionally and get paid for it.

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