After losing her lower legs at age 19, Amy Purdy fought to get back on her snowboard.
One frightful day in July, Amy was sickened with Bacterial Menigitis. She was hospitalized, lost feeling in her extremities and fell into a 3 week coma. The doctor's gave her a 2% chance of survival, but she states while she was in a coma, she had a moment of clarity. That clarity was that she wasn't ready to go, no matter what was in store for her.
Amy's hands recovered, but she lost her spleen and her feet and her kidneys were shot (she received a kidney from her father 2 years later). She dropped from 130 lbs to 83. But with support and determination, she went through months of rehab, and prosthetics limbs. Seven months later she was back on her snowboard. Today, Amy continues with her fitness programs to ensure her strength.
Amy's message: "If you can visualize doing soemthing, you can do it- even if you have to adapt. We all have to endure challenging circumstances. If you choose not to overcome adversity, that's when you truly become disabled."
I whole-heartedly agree with Amy's philosophy. We all have our daily challenges and obstacles that we must get through. Proper nutrition and fitness programs will give you the strength and energy you need to get through each day.
For more infomation on Amy, please visit her website www.amypurdy.com
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