If ever there was a story about rising up against the odds set against you , it's got to be Bethany Hamilton's. When she was only 13 years old she had her left arm bitten off in a shark attack when she was surfing. Almost loosing her life due to blood loss, her story came to light when she not only recovered, but was back in the water teaching herself to surf again within a matter of months.
After years perfecting her technique, she surfed so well on shortboards that she became a professional urfer and competed on the women's ASP world championship tour. She would duck-dive with the help of a handle placed on the centre line of her surfboard, and would use extra kicks to help paddling into waves one handed. Her story has inspired children and adults around the world to never give up in the pursuit of their passions.