Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Soul Surfer

Soul Surfer is a movie for the whole family to watch!  It is Bethany Hamilton's true life story that at the age of 13, in 2003, she lost her arm to a shark while surfing.  Bethany’s story isn’t about the shark but about her life, her family, her faith, and her desire to still be Bethany!  This film is her family’s story of how they dealt with the loss of a limb and possibly - the loss of a major surfing career for Bethany.  Raised by surfing parents, her whole life was surrounded by water and the love of surfing.  One fateful day, while surfing with family friends - a shark came out of nowhere and bit her arm off right under the shoulder.  Rushed to the hospital with a low chance of survival the doctors were able to save her life. That is where her story begins. Bethany went on to learn how to surf with one arm and continued pro surfing winning various awards and became a symbol of hope to many others.  This is an upbeat film with a positive message.  Check it out for a family night of entertainment plus the library has several books by her if you’re interested in knowing more.

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