by Sara from St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
|Bethany Hamilton surfing|
(I drew it.)
My hero is Bethany Hamilton. She was born in North Shore, Kauai on February 8, 1990. Bethany is 18 now and still lives in Hawaii.
One morning at 7:30 am, on October 31, 2003, she and her best friend decided to go surfing. Bethany caught a huge wave and out of nowhere a 14 ft. tiger shark came out of the wave and bit her left arm 6 inches below her shoulder! That morning Bethany lost 60% of her blood. If the shark would have bit 2 inches higher, she might not have survived.
Bethany Hamilton is my hero because it takes a lot of courage to even surf, but to lose your arm to a 14 ft tiger shark, and still surf, now that takes a lot of guts. She also inspired me to surf, and to not give up if something bad happens.
Page created on 7/2/2008 12:00:00 AM
Last edited 7/2/2008 12:00:00 AM
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