Amy
Purdy

Learning the Dance of Life

Explore Amy's story below.

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Sport

Para Snowboarding

Born

November 7, 1979

Hometown

Las Vegas, NV

Olympic Games

2014, 2018

Vehicle

RAV4 Hybrid

Amy's Paralympic Journey

Amy was in her physical prime when a form of bacterial meningitis claimed her legs below the knee, her spleen and her kidneys. The disease, however, could not claim her heart and spirit. Seven months after receiving her prosthetics, Amy strapped back into her snowboard. And at the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics, she medaled in the snowboard cross competition, earning bronze.

 

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Don’t run away from uncertainty, lean in to it. Whether it’s the change that you choose or the change that chooses you there is always the opportunity to grow from it.
Road to Beijing

Immediately after earning her bronze medal, Amy’s star power began to rise. She became a contestant on a celebrity dance competition and was named runner-up. And in late 2014, she published a memoir titled On My Own Two Feet. Still, even with all the accomplishments she had made off the snow, Amy wanted to get back to competing on it. And during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympics, she again medaled in snowboard cross—silver this time—as well as bronze in the banked slalom competition.

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AMY'S RAV4 HYBRID

Go-anywhere capability.

Whether you’re going skiing or going surfing, RAV4 Hybrid’s AWD is ready to help you brave the elements.

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Powerful. And efficient.

RAV4 Hybrid adds an ample 219 combined net horsepower with an EPA-estimated 40 mpg combined rating, so you can always take the scenic route.

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RAV4 Hybrid Stats

37.5

40

219

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The 2021 RAV4 Hybrid’s standard Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) provides all-weather capability and confident on-road driving dynamics. So get ready to make the most of every mile—you might be surprised just how far it takes you.

2021 XSE Hybrid shown in Blizzard Pearl with Midnight Black Metallic Roof