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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

Sneak Preview of “Soul Surfer” the True Story of Bethany Hamilton

Soul Surfer is based on a true story, about a teenage girl, Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb), who has to gain the courage to surf again, after losing her arm in a shark attack.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnSrETbfd5Q]

Soul Surfer Begins Shooting in Hawaii Next Week – The Bethany Hamilton Story

Bethany Hamilton, the surfer on the North Shore of Oahu who lost her arm to a shark bite is about to have a Major Hollywood movie made about her story.

Carrie Underwood, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt and others are scheduled to be part of the film which begins filming next week on the North Shore of Oahu.

Filmmaker Kevin Sorbo tweeted out the following a few days ago:

  1. i am so happy to be doing this movie. great story of overcoming tragedy. 5:23 AM Jan 16th from web
  2. Check this video out — Bethany Hamilton Tells Her Story…. http://youtu.be/duelon0MF2o i will meet her next week. 5:23 AM Jan 16th from web

  3. name of movie is ‘soul surfer’. touching story. i will be starring with dennis quaid, helen hunt, carrie underwood, anna sophia robb. 5:18 AM Jan 16th from web

  4. i am showing you this video because i will be shooting Bethany’s movie in hawaii. 6 week shoot in hawaii. start shooting jan. 25. 5:16 AM Jan 16th from web

  5. Check this video out — Heart of a Soul Surfer: The Bethany Hamilton Story http://youtu.be/nnrpFWcFFxc 5:15 AM Jan 16th from web

  6. just booked a movie in hawaii…..details to follow! 2:55 PM Jan 15th from web

Shark Victim/Surfer Bethany Hamilton Designs a Slippah for Crocs

18 year old Bethany Hamilton from Kauai, who became famous when she lost her arm to a shark surfing, and made a spectacular comeback surfing with only one arm, has recently designed a pair of Slippahs for Crocs.

I myself think they are kind of ugly and just look like any other type of slippahs:

If your interested, they are selling for $19.99 here.