Amy Purdy in all her glory

The Paralympian poses for The Body Issue after wowing audiences on 'DWTS'

Originally Published: July 1, 2014
By Morty Ain | ESPN The Magazine

I think we can all choose if we want to be disabled or not. There are plenty of people who have legs who are way more disabled than me.

It wasn't a mission: "I'm going to inspire the world!" It was just kind of figuring it out on my own what's possible, but certainly through that process I've been able to inspire other people to challenge themselves.

I really didn't consider myself an athlete until about a year and a half ago. I did snowboard ...

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