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Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton is a Hawaii native who began her surfing career at age 11. By age 13, she was an accomplished surfer and well-respected in the surfing world. She came to national attention after her left arm was bitten off by a tiger shark on October 31, 2003. She has since made a full recovery and has returned to surfing. MTV Books published ... See full bio »
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I can't change it, That was God's plan for my life and I'm going to go with it.


Gave birth to her 1st child at age 25, a son named Tobias Dirks on June 1, 2015 weighing 7 lbs., 9 oz., and measured 21 inches long. He was "named after his great grandpa Tobias, meaning 'the goodness of God'". Child's father is her husband, Adam Dirks. See more »

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