Amy Dixon is a highly sought-after Expert Patient Advocate, Elite Paratriathlete, and motivational speaker, speaking on television and radio, and at seminars around the world on all subjects pertaining to the world of triumph over adversity, leadership, team work, rare disease management, patient advocacy, and how to achieve a full life despite devastating setbacks.
Amy lost 98% of her sight due to a rare type of Uveitis (an inflammatory autoimmune eye disease), and now travels the world with her guide dog, Woodstock, by her side, speaking to groups about her passion for empowering patients to educate themselves in the face of illness and disease. Before becoming a professional athlete, Amy had a career as a Certified Wine Specialist from the Society of Wine Educators, with 20 years experience as a wine expert and educator, a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Institute for Public Speaking and Leadership. Amy was a 2016 USA Paratriathlon National Team Member, and is currently ranked 4th in the world in her sport of triathlon. She is training, racing and fundraising to make the US Team headed to the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020.