Robert Parker in Bali

Robert Parker in Bali
blog contributor Robert Parker Surfing Bali

Friday, July 2, 2010

Bethany Hamilton, an inspiration

I just finished reading Bethany Hamilton's autobiographical account of her shark attack where she lost her left arm, and her subsequent adjustment to surfing with one arm, and progressing in the pro ranks one-armed.

She is truly an inspiration for anyone who has obstacles blocking their dreams (and if you're over 50, you know what I mean!) - she has shown that where there's a will, there's a way.

I highly recommend the book, soon to be a motion picture (as a rule I don't like Hollywood's take on the surfing world, so I have mixed feelings about that).

I admire her spunk, her tenacity, and her positive outlook in the face of adversity.

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