Amy Purdy will compete on Dancing with the Stars

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Amy M. Purdy  is an American actress, snowboarder, co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports and spokesperson for theChallenged Athletes Foundation.

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On Tuesday’s Good Morning America, it was revealed that Purdy, who is ranked No. 2 in the world in para-snowboarding, will compete on Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars. Currently the only double amputee competing in the international para-snowboarding field, she will become the first U.S. Paralympian to appear on the hit reality television show.

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For “Dancing With the Stars,” Purdy won’t have to worry about public transportation, and it doesn’t hurt that she’s partnered with five-time mirror-ball champ Derek Hough, who’s undeniably one of the best choreographers in the competition

 

 

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In addition to competing on “Dancing With the Stars,” Purdy is set to represent the U.S. at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi next week.

 

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