Soul Surfer

A very inspiring movie based on a true story of an American professional surfer Bethany Meilani Hamilton who was born on February 8, 1990. It was her goal to win on different surfing competitions and she was way close to it with the talent, skills, effort and support from her family that she have. Unfortunately, at the age of 13, Hamilton went for a morning surf along Tunnels Beach, Kauai with best friend Alana Blanchard and Alana’s father and brother. Suddenly while Bethany is lying in her surfboard and dangling her left arm on the water while waiting for a wave, a long tiger shark attacked her, making her left arm amputated. As a surfer, it was hard for her being in that way she went to a grieving process and later on accepted her condition. In spite of the loss that she have, she were able to gain light as she went to a volunteer work. Until then, she was being motivated to pursue her dream and she never gave up!

Soul Surfer

She is known for surviving a shark attack in which she lost her left arm, and for overcoming the injury to ultimately return to professional surfing. She wrote about her experience in the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board. In April 2011, the feature film Soul Surfer was released, based on the book and additional interviews. Hamilton has appeared on several shows since the loss of her arm.

Bethany Hamilton’s experience teaches us to be courageous enough in whatever circumstances that would happen in our lives. We might think, that we are the most unfortunate people in the world but there are more who are suffering than us. We should be thankful, even though some bad things happen or when problem arises because after that hardships comes great things in our life. So, we should keep on fighting!

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