The Amazing Race 21 Meet Amy Purdy A Double Amputee and Her Partner Dan
The Amazing Race 21 will have a couple where one of the individuals is a double leg amputee. The couple is Amy Purdy and Dan Gale. At the age of 19, Amy had both of her legs amputated below the knee. She had a battle with bacterial meningitis and as a result, lost part of her legs. The good news is, when the amputation is below the knee, it makes for better walking down the road.
But not to be deterred, she has won three consecutive World Cup gold medals and other awards as a top-ranked adaptive snowboarder. She is currently training and hopes to join the United States Paralympic Snowboard team. She won a silver medal at the World Championships in France, this past February.
She and her partner, Dan, work together and help others with physical disabilities to have a more active and challenging life. A few years ago, we had a gentleman who as deaf. He was with his mom and they worked it out.
Sadly they were eliminated this week, last night to be exact. So sorry to see them go but they gave it their all. 10/07/12