You may have heard about the story of the one-armed surfer, Bethany Hamilton, through the movie Soul Surfer. It is a biological drama film that highlights the journey of then 13-year-old surfer, Bethany.
Back in 2003, Bethany was attacked by a tiger shark. She was out with her brother, best buddy, and her friend’s father for a morning surf. While she was on the surfboard, she dangled her left arm in the deep blue water. In a snap of a finger, a large tiger shark lunged at her.
Due to the brutal attack and the profuse bleeding, the doctor had to cut off her left arm. Despite the debilitating injury, Bethany managed to become the most successful surfer in Hawaii’s history.
It took a week before she fully recovered. Although her loved ones were shaken by the terrible incident, Bethany insisted on going back to surfing again.
Her story has inspired everyone around her. At 27, she still manages to join professional surfing competitions. Today, she has her own family with her husband, Adam Dirks. Bethany and Adam got married in 2013. Two years after marriage, they had their first son.
Last October 9, she announced that they are expecting a second child. She shared the news via an Instagram video which showed her young boy kissing her baby bump. In the video description, she shared how thankful she is for the upcoming baby. She used the tags #babyinthere and #babyonboard.
A lot of her fans responded to the post with so much love. She was congratulated by her followers. Bethany has truly captured the heart of many surfing enthusiasts all around the globe. Apart from surfers, she also has inspired a lot of people who have lost hope because of their physical disability.
There is a new documentary about Bethany’s life, and it is entitled Unstoppable.
Are you excited to see her new baby? If yes, please do share the story to your friends!