If your life were a book, and you were the author…
Sometimes, circumstances in our life dramatically change and all our plans are broken in a few seconds. That’s what happened to Amy Purdy when she went into coma and was diagnosed with meningitis, with only 2 % chance of living, at the age of nineteen. Since she was a little girl, she always dreamed of being free but then she lost her two kidneys, the hearing in one ear and her two legs from her knees as a consequence of her illness. After the healing period at hospital, she felt desolated because she thought she was never going to travel around the world as she had always wanted.
Afterwards, she got depressed and stayed in bed for some months. However, she realised that she needed to reinvent herself and broke with the old Amy… At that moment she asked herself: If my life were a book and I were the author, How would I want the story to go? And with the power of her imagination she made a pair of artificial legs in which she won two World Gold Medals snowboarding.
Amy’s story is full of emotion and it’s a very huge overcoming lesson in which we can learn how we can achieve whatever we want. There are no obstacles if we use our creativity.
I hope you enjoy her lecture, as I have… It’s really inspiring… And if you want to know more about Amy’s biography, visit her website: www.amypurdy.com