The Story Of Bethany Hamilton

by Kamryn and Victoria

Meeting Bethany Hamilton

On the day of October 31st, 2003 Bethany Hamilton's whole life changed forever. The 13 year-old star surfer from Hawaii, who has become an international hero was attacked by a 15 foot tiger shark and lose her left arm and lost 70% of her blood. But she never gave up even after her promising carrerr seemed to be going downhill. Bethany resumed surfing shortly afterwards and won a national title in 2005.

It all started on the morning of October 31, 2003 the Hamilton's went out to surf at Tunnels Beach in Ha'ena with her best-friend Alana Blanchard and Blanchard's father and brother. While lying on her board Hamilton felt a intense pressure on her left arm, and was pulled back and fourth for a few seconds. But she hadn't felt any pain.When she noticed the water around her turned red suddenly realizing her left arm had been severed nearly to the shoulder.

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Rust, Barry. "Shark Attack Mystery." Storyworks (Vol. 13, No. 4). Jan. 2006: 30+. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.