Bethany Hamilton Narrative Draft English 4 Essay

457 words - 2 pages

Bethany Hamilton has one of the most powerful testimonies of her time. Born and raised in Hawaii by her mother and father; tom and cheri. She was brought up in a surfing family, along with older brothers Noah and Tim. Hamilton learned to handle the waves at an early age. She began competitive surfing at age 8. She had earned her first sponsorship by the age of 9.
One Halloween morning Bethany went out to surf with her best friend Alana Blanchard, Alana's brother, and Alana's father. While lying on her board, Hamilton suddenly felt intense pressure on her left arm and was pulled back and forth for a few seconds before the flurry passed. Her shocked friends realized that her left arm had been severed nearly to the shoulder. During a interview Bethany stated the follow "I was holding onto my board, with my thumb, because I probably didn't want to get pulled under. It was like pulling me back and forth, not like pulling me underwater. Just like, you know how you eat a piece of steak? It was kind of like that."
Bethany was rushed to Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She lost approximately 60 percent of her blood following the attack and underwent several surgeries. She was later stabilized and released after a few days. Hamilton was seemingly level-headed about ...

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