I first became aware of Amy Purdy when she competed on Dancing with the Stars in 2014. Earlier this year, I discovered she had written a book, On My Own Two Feet, published a few years ago. It greatly impacted me and I give Amy and her story credit in playing a part of how inspired I have felt the last few months.
Inspiration is very personal. I have heard many accounts of perseverance and victory, both before and after my vision loss. As with everything in my life, there is a line of demarcation, and what touches me now is different than what and how I was impacted by things when I was fully-sighted. Amy, she got me good.
Click here for Amy’s website and to learn more about her journey and her book. Also, follow her on Instagram, @amypurdygurl, as I do. The woman who lost her legs may help you to discover what’s next for you as she did for herself. One step at a time.