Mermaid to Missionary: Soul Surfer

    Soul Surfer

 

 Does anyone ever think about how quickly their life could be changed for the worst in a split second? Bethany Hamilton never thought about that before the shark attack while surfing on Kauai, Hawaii in 2003. The shark attack, which amputated her left arm, would forever change her life as well as the lives of others. Despite her life-threatening injury, Bethany survived a miraculous rescue, surgery, and recovery. Throughout the process, she received constant encouragement and support from her family who had great faith in God, but would she have succeeded without the influence of family and faith? Bethany’s faith prompted her to ask, “What does God have in store for me?” (Hamilton, xvii). In the search for that answer, Bethany got back into the water, continued reaching for the dream of becoming a competitive surfer, and powerfully influenced people all over the world.