Now that Bethany Hamilton has healed physically and emotionally from the shark attack, it can be concluded that her success with only one arm is due to the encouragement of her family and her faith in God. While her family struggled to cope with Bethany’s injury, initially they hid their fears, later they encouraged her through her trials, and finally they completely supported her dreams. Bethany perceived her faith through the numerous ways God and His people helped her during her journey. So fully does Bethany understand that her success is due to family and faith, that she shares her story often to prove that family and faith can help anyone overcome their struggles. Bethany’s story is one of spiritual strength that shows that the body is no more essential to surfing, perhaps even less than the soul.