Has any of you watched the TED talks? You should. They are AMAZING.
TED talks features speeches done by people from all walks of life and covering a wide range of topics – from the latest technology, entertainment to inspiring stories such as Amy Purdy’s.
Amy was only 19 when she contracted meningitis which resulted in the lost of both her kidneys, both legs below the knees, her spleen, and part of her hearing. At that time, she was just starting out her own life – earning her own income and moved to a place where she could do her favourite thing – snowboard. However, the disease caught her by surprise and she suddenly had to stop everything that she was doing.
Despite all odds, she later become a world snowboard champion, having won three World Cup gold medals in adaptive snowboarding. She also co-found a non-profit organization, Adaptive Action Sports. The NGO is catered for individuals with physical disabilities who want to get involved in action sports.
Watch this video Ted Talks – Amy Purdy on her emotional (and funny!) journey to overcome her life’s challenges.
Amy Purdy –
“……Instead of looking at our challenges and limitations as somthing negative or bad, we can begin to look at them as blessings, magnificent gifts that can be used to ignite our imaginations and to go further than we could go. Its not about breaking down borders,its about pushing off of them and seeing what amazing places it might bring us.”