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A Shark, a Surfer and a Story of Survival


This is the real surfboard Bethany was riding when she was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark. Photo by NoahHamiltonPhoto.com

From the time we are old enough to speak in sentences, everyone asks us the one pivotal question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Bethany Hamilton’s answer came quickly and definitively.  She wanted to be a professional surfer.  That was her dream.  So she set about doing what she could to make her dreams come true.  She trained.  She competed.  She won.  It looked like her dreams were becoming reality.

Then the nightmare began.  Continue reading A Shark, a Surfer and a Story of Survival