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. Bethany Hamilton is admirable, not only because she is a motivational speaker, author, and professional surfer, but also because of her bravery, determination, humility, and faith. Bethany Hamilton had a pretty normal childhood, she began to show admirable traits at a very young age. Bethany Hamilton was born February 8, 1990 in the small town of Lihue Kauai, Hawaii. Born to …show more content…
Having two older brothers she learned to hold her own. Bethany’s brothers inspired her to work hard and get on their level (Hamilton 35). The boys played many rough sports and Bethany was right along with them and was like one of the boys (Hamilton 37 & 38). Bethany had learned to surf at five years old (Hamilton 39). Once she was able to catch waves without help; she was entered in local competitions (Hamilton 40). Beth began competing at age eight and joined the Hanalei surf team (“Bethany Hamilton biography” par. 1 & 2). Her dad taught her and her brothers to be good losers and to move on after a loss (Hamilton 39). Hamilton competed with older girls and loved the challenge of big surf. When the other girls though it was scary, she thought “bring it on” (Hamilton 41). Bethany started winning many contests and the thought of becoming a professional came into perspective (Hamilton 44). Bethany Hamilton earned her first sponsor at age nine, from the popular surf brand, Rip Curl (“Bethany Hamilton biography” par. 2). Before competitions she tries not to stress too much and keeps a positive outlook (Hamilton 45). Her family was close growing up (Hamilton 56). Church was a big part of
Over the years Iowa State University has been the home of numerous great individuals who have changed not only the university, but the world! The University has honor many of its famous people and landmarks; however, not without some controversy. The social movements at Iowa State involving Carrie Chapman Catt and Jack Trice have transformed the College into the school that we know today. From all accounts Carrie Chapman Catt lived an extraordinary life, she was one of the most prominent suffragists in Twentieth Century America. Catt had a celebrated student career at Iowa State.
Bonnie and Clyde’s Mark on The 1930’s It was a time of little hope and poverty in the 1930’s when Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow first took their opinionated stand against the Federal Bureau of Investigation along with local police enforcement. During their four years of criminal activity, they scared many american citizens in the midwest and south. Their crimes left many crying due to their loved ones dying, registers were emptied, and officers lay dead on asphalt to meadow. In 1934, Police officers were enraged with the outlaws and found a way to force the killers to stop.
Did you know Gabby Douglas and her team won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio? Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas is an African-American Gymnast. She lives in West Des Moines, Iowa. Gabby started gymnastics at a very young age and today has won many Olympics even though she is only 19 years old. Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas is an influential person because she is a young athlete, she has been in the Olympics many times, and Gabby grew up not having much money, but she made her dream come true.
Sometimes we as human beings have so much going on in our life’s that we get so caught up with it. We do not realize that other people in our community or in our world there are many children that are getting abused or hurt by their families. An article called “Skagit County couple charged with death of adopted child” that was written by Natasha Ryan and Jake Whittenberg described the life of Hana Williams. Hana Williams was just 13 years old when she died. The girl was found dead in her backyard on May 12, naked and wrapped in a sheet.
When she was seven years old she was the youngest Professional Barrel Racer to belong to the Women's Professional Rodeo Association. At only thirteen years old Fallon was making headlines by qualifying for multiple NFR’s in the 90’s. Only a two years
She begins to tell us he she did not know how to swim but Lori and Brian did. When the family went down to the hot pot she was the only one who did not know how to swim. Dad decided that he was going to force her to learn, he did this by throwing her in the middle of the water for her to figure out how to get up and catch her breath. Jeannette would keep reaching for her father’s hand and he would pull her up. The last time he threw her in, he did not wait and let her grab onto him.
Bethany Hamilton is extremely resilient because she was confident, very determined to push herself harder, and brave throughout her tragedy. Bethany got attacked by a tiger shark Halloween 2003 at the age of 13. She was an elite amateur surfer. It was a shock to Bethany and her family when she was attacked and now left with only one arm. Bethany was very brave before and after the attack.
I may have been the front page story in junior high, but in my last two years of high school, she took up the whole newspaper. Amber basically repeated her wins her senior year, but added a National Title in Team Roping and a state title in the all around race. She even went on to college and won National titles in Barrels, Team Roping, and the All Around. She turned out to be very successful in the sport of rodeo.
READER, the incredible tales of my life will come across as astonishing or unimaginable. Some might say the story is too farfetched from the truth. Don’t fret dear reader, this story I will tell you is completely truthful, and the descriptions revealed in this tale contains no lies. All of the accounts that I recall in this epic have happened to me throughout my life. The tales in my life might seem like a mythological fable to some.
She was on her way to stardom as she attended the 2012 Olympic trials. Gabby Douglas had been working her whole life to get to this place, she had trained up to forty
“If you don 't want to sink, you better figure out how to swim” (41). Although Rex Walls was not always an admirable father and role model, he did make an essential point while teaching his daughter, Jeannette, how to swim. In life, not everything comes without resistance. As Jeannette Walls describes throughout her life story, sometimes people are forced to face hardships that make them question their whole life. However, as seen in her book, it is important to learn to take those hardships and use them to shape one’s future for the better.
At present, she is pursuing her career in the field of singing and acting. She never gave up and continued her journey in the beauty pageant. She worked harder every year and at the third time, she got what she had dreamt of. Her mother and brother supported her and encouraged her to own the crown. After winning the contest, Danielle Cohn became more popular.
As Simone said, “ today do what other won't so tomorrow you can accomplish what others can't.” Simone Biles had a tough childhood but with a lot of hard work she became the gymnast she is today. Simone Biles was tough but she had a really tough childhood and school life. Simone Biles was homeschooled at 13 because she had been adopted by her grandfather because her mom was a drug addict. Her grandmother Nelie her adopted mom homeschooled her so Simone could do more gymnastics.
Athena told her that this time is happening when she turns twenty-four years old, and they went along to their next stop. After a long walk to London, they ended up going to the Olympics to swim. Even better Tara saw Michael Phelps sitting on the bench waiting for his turn to swim. She couldn’t believe that she was going to swim with Michael Phelps one