Imagine, reentering the ocean after loosing an arm in a shark attack weeks before. Bethany Hamilton did not think twice about that decision. When Kauai local, Bethany Meilani Hamilton was thirteen she went surfing and was attacked by a Tiger Shark. The shark chomped off her left arm up to her shoulder, leaving only a nub. After surgery, she was ready to get back on her board.
After all the complications through-out her swim, her fears and all the pressure around her, she finally made it and completed the long, hard and freezing swim. She was granted a large amount of money and a congratulatory telegram from her reason to keep pushing, Barbara Ann
She never let her autism hinder just how special her mind was. She had a gift, and used it as such. It was really inspiring to know she didn’t see herself less than anyone else just because of her autism. She says “different, not less” and there is so much truth to this simple quote. No one is less than anyone else, but we are all different in our own special way.
Childhood On July 6, 1921, Anne Frances Robbins was born in New York City, she was an only child of Kenneth Robbins, a salesman, and Edith Luckett Robbins, an aspiring actress. From an early age, Anne acquired the nickname “Nancy”. During Nancy’s infancy, her father, Kenneth left the marriage, leading to Edith to send her daughter to be raised by her aunt and uncle, Virginia and C. Audley Galbraith, in Bethesda, Maryland. While there, Nancy attended Sidwell Friends School.
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. From her previous attempt, she came close to dying. At the age of 60, she made her journey to Cuba to Florida. Diana team and her best friend Bonnie said “it’s impossible." For Diana, she will find a way and she did. As she reach the Florida shore,
A combination of injuries that would leave anyone wishing for an end, except her. Instead of ending her life, she pushed forward and didn’t give up on herself and the doctors helping her. Though stuck in a hospital bed paralyzed, she still managed to fight the pain and pray for her own survival, “She had prayed that she would live through the fight” (80), “‘I never gave up faith I would be rescued, she said”’(114). She did not give up and try to take her own
She was scared to live a life completely different but then figured out that she was not going to live a life feeling sorry for herself (Tindall 2014). She did research upon research and came to the conclusion of finding a place called Louisiana Center for the Blind that had completely changed her life. Not only that but once she graduated they still help her out, and many others are also given the opportunity of a
After a month, she lost ten pounds! She looked astonishing and everyone showered her in compliments. Additionally, she proved to several people that through diligence and determination, anything is possible. Still, she was convinced that she had more toil to do. So here she went, elevating her expectations for weight loss, cutting down on her diet severely and exercising for hours upon hours.
Melissa Jeanette “Missy” Franklin is a Canadian-American competitive swimmer and is a five-time Olympic gold medalist. Missy Franklin should be remembered because she swims for the USA Olympic team showing great pride representing her country in the sport that she has a tremendous love. Also she is very encouraging to young adults and kids everywhere to follow their dreams, and she also puts a stand on her thought about bullying and what you could do to stop it. Even at age 22 she is still active with her swimming career and is training for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan at the “ New National Stadium”.