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Monday, 16 March 2015

Shark Attack Survivor Bethany Hamilton Is 6 Months Pregnant and Still Surfing

Bethany Hamilton lost her arm in a shark attack as a teenager, but defied all odds and still realized her dream of becoming a professional surfer. The 25 year old who is 6 months pregnant was recently spotted surfing on a beach in Hawaii.

She said: 'It's really exciting. I've been surfing throughout my whole pregnancy. I plan to surf as long as I can. Once the belly's pretty big maybe just like mellow it out and spend more time swimming and just enjoying the ocean and doing other activities.' On motherhood, she says, 'I'll figure it out and be creative.'

Bethany's story became an inspiration to many after she wrote about it in the book, Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board. The book was made into a movie with Dennis Quaid and Carrie Underwood in 2011. At 13, Bethany lost her arm, and 60 per cent of the blood in her body, while surfing off the coast of Kauai when she was attacked by a shark.

She refused to let the incident hinder her dream of surfing and began competing professionally 4 years later in 2007. In 2010, she was the 20th ranked woman among surfers. She is also a Christian motivational speaker and tours the country telling her inspiring story. Bethany cites her Christian faith as one of her biggest inspirations to pursuing her surfing career. And her Christian youth minister husband Adam also shares her beliefs.

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