Bethany did not give up on her passion and decides to get back into the water and surf for the first time after the attack. “The doctor order me to stay out of the water until everything was healed up… I decided I would go down to the beach and just watch… but of course, I couldn’t stand just to do that. The water, the breeze, it was all to tempting”(Hamilton 177). After Bethany’s attack, she thought her career was over, but Bethany did not let this challenge to stop her from pursuing her dream. She followed her dream and never stopped believing in herself, and because she never gave up on her dream Bethany won multiple competitions after the attack and became a well known surfer around the world.
With hard work and determination, Bethany was on the waves stronger than ever. One year after the attack, Bethany decides to share her story. Bethany published her first autobiography titled, Soul Surfer. The book quickly became a best seller. By the time 2007 rolled around Bethany still surfs, and she’s great at it.
When I was six years old, I would not let go of my dad when we first entered the pool for the fear that I would drown. Now I am seven-teen years old and I fear not being fast enough. Swimming is my passion, and my life, but this wasn’t always the case. Since my high school doesn’t offer a swim team, I sought a team outside of my school district. After finding that Banning High school offered an after school swim team, I joined their swim team around the age of twelve.
The race would start at 8:30 and we needed to be ready to help any swimmers who needed us. The event kicked off with swimmers leaving the beach at Sandy Point State Park and all the preparation culminates in the next 2-3hours of idling and adjusting position, like finding the right fishing spot, to stay where we were most needed. There are, understandably, no boats with any moving gear allowed anywhere near the swimmers, so if a swimmer needs help a kayaker tows them out to a boat. Most folks don’t need medical help, they just recognize, like a marathon runner, they won’t be finishing this year. We stay ready and vigilant, trying to stay stationary throughout the race.
Bethany Hamilton is a surfer, who has been through many ups and downs throughout her life. One big obstacle in her life was surviving a major shark attack in 2003. Her arm was bitten off almost all the way to the armpit. Although she had the support of all her friends and family, it was still hard for her. As time went on, she got accustomed to her new life.
It’s crazy how things happen so fast. A mom and her twenty-two-month-old were just walking on the beach when a big wave crashed over them, and sent them into the water. Kelly Slater, a male professional surfer, saw all of this happen, and he immediately went over to help them. He was luckily on land when it happened, instead of surfing. He grabbed the mom and her child out of the water, and they were fine.
When everyone else was cheering over our new girls swimming their best times I was in the locker room moping about mine. I could not even put on a happy smile for my last home meet. After that depressing meet, I decided that I needed a mental makeover. Instead of being degrading toward myself and others I was going to be positive. After all, if these were going to be my last few days on the swim team I better make them count.
In life so many things can happen that we are not prepared for, but it takes guts to get through what this young girl has. Soul Surfer is the true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a shark attack in 2003. Bethany spent three long weeks recovering from this life changing experience. After finding her way she courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. The real life story of Soul Surfer is successfully brought to life through the use of great acting, realistic scenes, and really satisfactory directing.
They are afraid to fail and not get anywhere. However, that fear can be overcome is they keep pushing and keep trying and keep taking risks. Taking risks will get a person out of their “safe” comfort zones and the result of this can be something so
Overcoming advers requires being brave and noble. Also, being able to look on the positive side in life in tough situations. Overcoming illnesses, disabilities, or disfunctional families can be very hard to deal with. Sometimes you just need to keep going and not look back and by doing so a lot more opportunities may appear in life. Christy Brown in My Left Foot, Bethany Hamilton, and Jeanette Walls in The Glass Castle are all examples of people who had to deal with great hardships in order to push them to become the successful and mature people that they are today.
After she barely survived a shark attack she was back in the water about a month later. Bethany didn’t even care about the shark attack all she cared about was to get back in the water on her surf board. ‘’I was not afraid.’’ Said Bethany Every once in a while she would get scared when she saw a figure under her board in the water but she wouldn’t let it bring her down and quit on her dream. Bethany was also self-confident. Even when people wouldn’t believe in her and they thought she couldn’t do it she still tried and she proved them wrong.
Bethany had seen her arm in half of her board gone. All the water around Bethany was darkened quickly. Bethany didn’t even fill the pain when her arm got bitten off with the board. Bethany is motivated in getting back into the water. Bethany is motivated because she not going to give up on the waves she loves.
We jumped off and rode the waves with pure bliss, dodging rocks and then plunging into the warm water. Frankly my parents did not care about me all that much, they were are always trying to please themselves and would do anything to enhance their own wellbeing. After coming back to the car after an hour of surfing, we discovered our cellphones, money, and extra clothing was stolen. There was no way to contact my parents but I did not care. I just hoped whoever stole it was really in needed of it.
If I made the choice my mom wants me to do that mean I would be back row and that would be embarrassing. My gut kept on telling me to just skip that one day of the volleyball tournament and go to that football game that I have been waiting for all summer. I had a few hours to think of what I should do so I took all the time I could to make my decision. Yah, I like volleyball more, but cheer rubbed off on me and I am starting to like cheer the same as I like
Diana Nyad is an American author, journalist, motivational speaker, and long- distance swimmer. It was Diana fifth time standing on the Cuban shore, hoping that she will make it across that vast from Cuba to Florida. Not only has she tried four times but even the greatest swimmer in the world has been trying since 1950 's and it hasn 't been done yet. Knowing the risk of the dangerous wildness of an ocean, she still continues this great journey. Facing the sharks and the deadliest box jellyfish.