Bethany Hamilton Overview

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Born: February 08, 1990

Bethany Hamilton made headlines in 2003 when she was attacked by a tiger shark while surfing in her hometown of Kauai, Hawaii. Although the shark had bitten off most of Hamilton's left arm, causing her to lose 60 percent of her blood, she survived. Unwilling to give up on the sport, she taught herself to surf with one arm in the hope of returning to competitive surfing. Her story quickly became an inspiration to many. Bethany was born in Kauai, Hawaii. Her parents, Tom and Cheri, taught... See All

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