I cannot imagine growing up in Hawaii. I think it would be cool and of course I would probably always be at the beach but I doubt I would surf. I don't like sharks. I definitely don't think if I was attacked by a shark I could ever face my fears and ever go back in the ocean. Bethany was very brave. Her family reminds me a lot of mine though. Very caring and supportive. If I did surf and was brave enough to go back in the ocean like she did they would support me and do whatever it took for me to do it. I cannot imagine what her parents must have been going through when they realized she had been attacked by a shark or what her friend went through that day. My best friend Harlee would have been freaking out but her and her dad would have done the same for me. I guess since Bethany has surfed since she was 5 years old is another reason she didn't give up. Her love for surfing was like my love for cheer. Although a shark bite is a lot worse than a tumbling accident. The worst part for her I suppose was getting use to not having her arm. That must be so hard to get used to. Bethany had to overcome a lot of things at such a young age but she did. I am sure it wasn't easy but after what she went through I would say she is lucky and glad to be alive!