Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton Injured in Indonesia

Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton

ESPN is reporting that Bethany Hamilton was injured in Indonesia recently:

Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton underwent arm surgery Saturday to repair nerve damage suffered in a surfing accident incurred on June 22. She was on a boat trip with sponsor Rip Curl on Indonesia’s Mentawai Islands at the time…

…The injury occurred when Bethany fell and a surfboard fin sliced her bicep. The cut required 10 stitches, and Hamilton had lingering numbness from her pinky and ring finger up to the injury on the lower side of her arm. Hamilton lost her left arm in a shark attack off the North Shore of Kauai on Oct. 31, 2003. That incident and her recovery are the subject of the feature film ‘Soul Surfer,’ which was released in April.

While traveling home to Hawaii, Bethany saw a doctor in Singapore who concluded that the medial cutaneous nerve of her forearm had been injured but that her ulnar nerve was fine. However, a nerve specialist in Oahu determined Friday that she had been misdiagnosed and recommended immediate surgery…

More Here: Bethany Hamilton Undergoes Surgery

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