Bethany Hamilton


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Birth Name: Bethany Hamilton
Born: 02/08/1990
Birth Place: Lihue, Hawaii, USA

Hamilton was born in Lihue, Hawaii on February 8th, 1990. She took to surfing from an early age, winning her first championship when she was just 8 years old. On October 31st, 2003, Hamilton was surfing with a friend's family on a beach in Kauai when a tiger shark bit her left arm off. Hamilton's friend and her family managed to slow Hamilton's blood loss and got her to a hospital in time for surgeons to save her life. Despite the horrific injury, Hamilton was back on a surfboard a month later. The next year Hamilton published her memoir, Soul Surfer, which related the experience of the shark attack and how it affected Hamilton's philosophy about her life.

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