Medal won by Amy Purdy at the National Championships

Medal won by Amy Purdy at the National Championships

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Medal won by Amy Purdy at the National Championships.
At 19, Amy Purdy suffered septic shock as a result of meningococcal meningitis. Due to loss of circulation, she had to have both legs amputated below the knee. Just two years later, Purdy competed in the United States of America Snowboard Association’s National Snowboarding Championship and medaled in three events. In 2005 she co-founded Adaptive Action Sports, a nonprofit organization which helps disabled athletes become involved in action sports. Purdy also helps develop her prosthetics, allowing her to perform specialized tasks with enhance agility. Purdy was the only double amputee to compete in the 2014 Paralympics Games in Sochi, where she won a bronze medal in Snowboard Cross.
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Object Name
medal, adpative sports
medal, adaptive sports
Purdy, Amy
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
ribbon (overall material)
overall: 19 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 3 in; 49.53 cm x 6.35 cm x 7.62 cm
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catalog number
Adaptive Sports
Snowboard Cross
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National Museum of American History
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