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Published on Oct 27, 2013

Amy Purdy was 19 when a bout of severe meningitis claimed both her legs and her spleen, and later required a kidney transplant. Instead of giving up, she chose to continue to live her life to the fullest and has persevered to become a successful Para Snowboarder, with aspirations of competing in the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Share this video to give breakfast to a child in need. #GreatStartsAmy



Start Story Transcript -- Amy Purdy
00:01 [On Screen] Kellogg's Presents: Amy Purdy, Adaptive Snowboarder
00:10 [On Screen] "Live It"
00:13 Amy Purdy: I started snowboarding at 15 and I just absolutely fell in love with it. I thought that I was going to just travel the world and snowboard for a good ten years after high school.
00:23 Amy: That was my plan. But then plans kind of changed a little bit when I contracted bacterial meningitis.
00:30 Amy's Dad: She came home from work and just didn't feel quite right, kind of like the flu, very tired and that sort of thing.
00:37 Amy: Within 24 hours of that first symptom I ended up in the hospital on life support with less than a 2% chance of living.
00:45 Dad: She asked me "Am I gonna die dad?" And I said "No, honey, no. You're not gonna die." I get emotional when I think about it.
00:55 Amy's Mom: When she came out of surgery she asked us "Are they gone?", and we said "Yea, they're gone." And she said "good."
1:04 Amy: I lost my legs, my spleen. I lost my kidneys. I lost the hearing in my left ear. I lost the life that I knew. And I started over.
1:21 [On Screen] Start Story
1:25 Amy: My goals changed to just learning to walk again, trying to get healthy, trying to gain weight again. Just, gosh, you know, being able to put my own clothes on myself, I was just so weak.
1:39 Amy: I was still in a wheel chair and I hadn't quite walked yet and some country music that I liked came on the radio and I ended up just standing up and dancing with my dad.
1:52 Amy: That was a big start, dancing with my dad. Because then I knew, if I can dance, then I can walk. If I can walk, I can snowboard.
2:03 Amy: Life goes on. And not just goes on, but it's amazing, like, the other side can be incredible.
2:10 [On Screen] Amy is the top adaptive snowboarder in the U.S. and is training for her chance to compete in the 2014 Paralympic Games. [Kellogg's Logo, Paralympics logo]
2:13 Amy: What do you do when you're 19 years old and you lose both your legs? You can either give up life, or you can live it. I choose to live it.
2:25 [On Screen] from great starts
2:29 [On Screen] come great things.
2:32 [On Screen] Kellogg's Logo, Paralympics logo. Proud Sponsor
2:34: [On Screen] Share this video to give breakfast to a kid in need. #GreatStartsAmy
To find out more: www.Kelloggs.com/teamusa
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