Initially feeling no pain, she noticed the water around her had turned red, and her shocked friends realized that her left arm had been severed nearly to the shoulder."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. It was kind of like that."Blanchard's father fashioned a quick tourniquet from his surfboard leash and led everyone to shore.
Hamilton resumed surfing just one month after the attack, her determination helping to keep the story alive in the news cycle.
Her 2004 autobiography, , became a bestseller, and she was honored for her courage by MTV, ESPN and the United States Sports Academy.
Il apparaît ainsi dans des séries britanniques comme Doctors, diffusée sur la BBC, Casualty, ou encore Afterlife.
Au cinéma, il obtient son premier rôle en 2006 dans Par effraction aux côtés de Jude Law et Juliette Binoche.
Hamilton was rushed to Wilcox Memorial Hospital, bumping her father from the operating room where he was about to have knee surgery.
Although she lost approximately 60 percent of her blood following the attack and underwent several surgeries, she was stabilized and released after a few days.
Edgar sorti en 2011, et joue Tybalt dans Roméo et Juliette en 2013, avec comme partenaires Hailee Steinfeld (Juliette) et Douglas Booth (Roméo).
As the story drew national attention, it was determined that Hamilton had been attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark.
Seemingly level-headed about the incident and the radical change to her body, she vowed to return to surfing as soon as possible.
Full Name: Bethany Meilani Hamilton Residence: Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii Born: February 8, 1990 Height: 5’11” Weight: 155 lbs Husband: Adam Dirks (married 2013) Children: Tobias (2015) Pets: 3 shar pei dogs: Fu Min “Fui,” Hanalei “Hana,” Kombucha “Buch” Parents: Thomas and Cherilyn Hamilton Brothers: Noah (8 years older, married to Becky), Timothy (4 years older, married to Kyah) Bethany Hamilton has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of determination, faith and hope.
At the age of thirteen, Bethany lost her left arm to a 14-foot tiger shark, which seemed to end her career as a rising surf star.
On the morning of October 31, 2003, Hamilton went out to surf at Tunnels Beach in Ha'ena with her best friend, Alana Blanchard, and Blanchard's father and brother.