Bethany has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of determination and hope. In 2003, at age 13, she was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark while surfing in the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. The traumatic attack left Bethany with a severed left arm. Determined to get back in the water, Bethany miraculously returned to surfing just one month after her attack, and has since achieved her goal of becoming a professional surfer. By 2011, she had competed in more than 54 professional surfing competitions. Many recognize Bethany from Soul Surfer, The New York Times autobiography best-seller that was released as a major motion picture in April 2011.Today she travels the world surfing and sharing her personal story of confidently smiling through adversity as the Damon System’s official celebrity endorser.