VIXEN #3 – Passion defined.

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#3 – Hawaiian-born soul-surfer, BETHANY HAMILTON (b. 1990)

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Ever wonder how it feels to REALLY love something, to feel so passionate about your life’s purpose that you can’t go a day without thinking about it?

This young female EMBODIES that passion….it’s just incredible!   At the age of 13, she lost her arm to a tiger shark doing what she loves to do – surfing!    We’re not just talking a “bite” either….she lost her entire left arm.  She returned to surf with one arm, 26 DAYS after she was attacked and had her arm amputated!  She continued to surf and became a professional surfer winning several competitions throughout her career. WOW….unbelievable courage and determination!  Not even the fear of sharks and potentially losing another arm could keep her out of the water.

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Ironically, when she arrived to the hospital the day she was attacked, her father, who was scheduled to have knee surgery that morning, was already there and gave up place in the operating room for his daughter.

Two years ago, Bethany gave birth to a baby boy and competed 3 months after.

Since losing her arm, Bethany’s story has been shared in hundreds of media outlets, to inform and inspire.  She has been recognized with numerous awards, public appearances, and various speaking engagements.

WOMEN ROCK!!!!!  Happy training!!

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