By Anthony Sluggett
In our modern day, there are many people that have experienced tough or difficult times although through their strength, persistence and strong faith in God they have been able to get back up and continue living and loving life. Many of these people are admired by others throughout the world. These inspirational people do many things for humanity and they make a positive impact on society and to other people’s lives. Bethany Hamilton:
One of these people that will be discussed today is Bethany Meilani Hamilton. Bethany Hamilton is a professional surfer who lives in the United States, Hawaii. She was born into a family of surfers on the 8th of February 1990 on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Bethany began surfing at the age of 8 and also won her first surfing competition, the ‘Rell Sun Menehune event’ on Oahu. This sparked a true love in Bethany’s heart for this sport. However on the 31st of October 2003, when Bethany was 13, she was attacked by a 14 foot tiger shark while surfing off Kauai’s North Shore. The shark bit off Bethany’s left arm and as a result, she lost over 60% of her body’s blood. She was rushed to hospital and experienced several operations. After this difficult time, Bethany was finally on her way to recovery with an incredible positive attitude. Lifeguards and doctors believe her strong water sense and faith in God helped get her through this hard time. Just after one month after the attack, Bethany was back in the water surfing trying to still fulfil her goal; to become a professional surfer. A few years later in 2007, Bethany Hamilton finally became a professional surfer. Movie Review:
Many people looked up to Bethany as a true inspiration and in 2011 a movie called ‘Soul Surfer’ was made based on Bethany’s struggle through life and her incredible, positive attitude as she made her comeback to surfing. Throughout the movie, Bethany Hamilton played by AnnaSophia Robb, always looked up to God and...
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