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'Soul Surfer' is my inspiration

When I saw the movie "Soul Surfer," I instantly became

Bethany Hamilton's No. 1 fan. She is not afraid of anything. She's not afraid of what people might think of her. She doesn't even care that she has one arm.

When I saw the movie, I was shocked at the part where she got back in the water after a shark had just taken her arm away. If I were her, I'd be terrified.

She's my inspiration because she never gives up, and she shows me that I do have power. I own most of her books. I have "Soul Surfer" on DVD; I have pictures of her all over my closet; I have a surfboard bulletin board and Bethany Hamilton quotes on my walls. My favorite is "I don't need easy, I just need possible."

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