Snowboard camps offered for amputees

Updated: December 31, 2010, 5:09 PM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN Action Sports

Amy Purdy was 19 when bacterial meningitis stole her legs. She was a competitive snowboarder back then, and a good one. She started riding at 15, after struggling for a few years on skis and deciding the sport just wasn't for her.

But snowboarding was different. It came easily to her. She spent every weekend and break from school traveling to the mountains around her home in Las Vegas. She couldn't get enough. After graduation, she worked as a massage therapist with one goal: ...

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