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In Crunch, Bethany meets a little girl at an orphanage in Mexico who must have her arm removed. Concerned by her condition, Bethany makes a promise to the child that threatens Bethany's opportunity to surf in a prestigious contest. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
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Publication Date: 2009
Series: Soul Surfer
New York Times bestselling author Bethany Hamilton has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of determination, faith, and hope. In 2003, while surfing, Bethany lost her left arm to a 14-foot tiger shark. With resilience and tenacity, she returned to the water a month later, and within two years had won her first national title. Her unbelievably positive attitude fascinated the world, and her story has been told in an autobiography and later adapted into the 2011 film, Soul Surfer. Bethany has continually pushed her surfing ability and has proven to be one of the leading professional surfers of our time. Her courageous efforts led her to being inducted in the Surfers Hall of Fame in 2017. Bethany and her husband, Adam Dirks, are also involved in many charitable efforts, most notably Bethanys own foundation, Friends of Bethany, which she and her family created to reach out to amputees and youth offering hope to overcome through Jesus Christ. Using her platform as a professional athlete to promote living a fit and healthy lifestyle, she authored the 2014 book Body and Soul. The new documentary Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable showcases her world-class surfing and passion for life. Bethanys a role model for female empowerment and her life continues to touch and inspire millions across the globe.