BC: Sources | http://goo.gl/VNQ1E http://goo.gl/QbFUi http://goo.gl/xGPV2 http://goo.gl/uFD4l http://goo.gl/RYxZ1 http://goo.gl/vrR2l http://goo.gl/6TvCw http://goo.gl/1aW6W http://goo.gl/9P5Q8 http://goo.gl/6K3Mp http://goo.gl/wPvxO http://goo.gl/cmUJc http://goo.gl/WKwZw http://goo.gl/Ru3YK http://goo.gl/ZeuHQ | Hamilton, Bethany, Sheryl Berk, and Rick Bundschuh. Soul Surfer: a True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board. New York: MTV /Pocket, 2006. Print.
FC: Soul Surfer | A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board
1: Bethany Daring, Adventurous, Loving, Survivor Daughter of Tom and Cherri, sister of Noah and Timmy Lover of family, waves, and life Who feels happy, adventurous, and athletic when she is surfing. Who has been attacked by a shark, won 1st place at NSSA Championship, and got a sponsor from Rip Curl Who needs to surf, have supporting friends and family, and believe Who fears of sharks, Tunnels Beach, and not surfing Who would someday like to have a family, Resident of Kauai, Hawaii Hamilton
2: Regular Surfing Day Turns into Horror for Young Girl By: Kaylee McGill Bethany Hamilton was with her best friend’s family surfing on October 31st, 2003 when a 19 foot shark came above the surface and attacked Bethany’s left arm at Tunnels Beach. Her right arm was holding on to the tip of the surfboard and her left arm was dangling in the water when the shark attacked. Bethany was just surfing, like any other day when the shark had attacked. When the shark had attacked, the first thing on Bethany’s mind was “Get to the Beach”. She had not even screamed when the accident had occurred. Doctors say that her not screaming probably saved her life. | This is the actual shark that attacked Bethany.
3: Bethany finally got to the beach where many other people had seen the shark and were ready to help try to stop the blood. Someone on the beach called 911, but the nearest hospital was at least a half hour away. The family with her couldn’t wait any longer for the ambulance, so they picked her up on a surfboard and took her to their truck. On the way there, the family met with the ambulance, and fifteen minutes later she was at the hospital getting prepped for her surgery. Her dad was at that same hospital getting knee surgery, and right before he was cut opened, a call came in about Bethany saying she had been attacked by a shark. Bethany took her dad’s place in the E.R. Bethany lost over sixty percent of her blood. Doctors say she is a Living, breathing miracle. | By: Kaylee McGill
4: Family Tree: | Tom Hamilton is Bethany's dad. He grew up in New Jersey, but left the states for surfing in Hawaii. | Cherri Hamilton is Bethany's mom. She grew up in California, but moved to Hawaii for the waves. Thats where Tom and Cherri met. | They have 3 kids. | Tom | Cherri
5: Noah | Noah is the oldest of the three. Was 21 at the time of the attack. He is into photography, but is a stand-up surfer. | Timmy | Timmy was seventeen at the time of the attack. he is a body boarder instead of a surfer. | Bethany | Was attacked by a tiger shark. Got a sponsor from Rip Curl. Won 1st place a NSSA National Championship 2005. Became a professional surfer
6: Report Card: | Faith A+ Belief A- Surfing A+ School B- Attack A Teacher Comments: I think Bethany did a great job this quarter. She has really been improving for each subject no matter how hard things got this quarter. I hope she knows how proud I am of her.
7: Bethany deserved an A+ in Faith because no matter what happened she said that god will help and she never gave up. In Belief she earned an A- because she didn't listen to other people about who believed in god or who didn't. She stuck with her choice about believing god. She got an A+ in surfing because with one or two arms she never gave up on surfing and became a pro at surfing. In School she got a B- because she didn't really try but she did the work. Attack I thought she deserved an A because she stayed calm the entire time without screaming or panicking. Sincerely, Ms. McGIll | Report Card Explanation
8: Purse | This is one of Bethany's favorite quotes. She always wants it by her. | She loves Jesus and wants him near her all the time. | A picture of Alana her best friend and herself because they have been friends for years.
9: Wallet | Having a family portrait will always keep her feel like shes at home. | Always wants to have a picture of herself and Ginger her dog. | Wants her book right by her when she needs something to remember.
10: Memories | Had her first official surfing contest called Rell Sun on the Island Oahu at Makaha Beach. | Got attacked by a tiger shark at age thirteen at Tunnels Beach. | Quit surfing and went to Thailand for the tsunami and went with World Vision.
11: After the attack, got up on her third or fourth wave. | Went back to surfing and Won first place at NSSA Nationals Championship 2005. | Worked on the movie Soul Surfer, that was made about her.