Dr Oz: Snowboarder Amy Purdy Meningitis, Ballroom Dancing & Memoir

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Dr Oz: Amy Purdy

Amy Purdy is a champion snowboarder whose story of triumph over tragedy has resonated with fans everywhere. The snowboarder is a native of Las Vegas, and she got hooked on snowboarding after vacationing with her family. Her plans of competing professionally hit a roadblock when she had a serious case of Meningitis at age 19; both her legs were amputated below the knee.

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