Bethany Hamilton is an inspiration to millions through her story of determination, faith and hope. While surfing at age 13, a 14-foot tiger shark attacked and bit off her left arm. As she was rushed to the hospital, a paramedic whispered in her ear, “God will never leave you nor forsake you.” One month after the attack, she returned to her surf board. She won her first National title in over a year later.
In 2007, she realized her dream of becoming a professional surfer. She won surfing competitions with one arm and a special surf board, Her story was told in a New York Times best selling autobiography and in the 2011 film, Soul Surfer. Through her foundation, Friends of Bethany, she offers inspiration and hope to amputees and the youth.
Watch her inspiring story unfold in her video below and be stoked.
Bethany Hamilton: surfing at full recovery. Feel the stoke!