BETHANY HAMILTON Presents the Son!
The surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost an arm when a teenager while being attacked by a shark, was mom the day 1 June and now the son decided to present on social networks.
The young 25 years shared a photo with the child on your lap, at her husband's side, Adam Dirks, on Facebook. In the image caption, explained why he called Tobias to son.
“We were blessed with the arrival of our son, Tobias. A tribute to grandfather Tobias and that means goodness of God. Adam and I we are passionate about our little boy and happy to share the life with him“, wrote the surfer.
I would remind you that:
Bethany Meilani Hamilton, 8 February 1990 is an American Surfer survived a shark attack in 2003 in which he had his left arm amputated, but finally came back – and was victorious in the – Professional surf. She wrote about her experience in 2004 in his autobiography “Soul Surfer: The True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board” – or in Portuguese Soul Surfer: The true story of faith, Family and Struggle to get back on Board -. In April 2011, the movie Soul Surfer was released, based on the book and additional interviews. She has appeared in several television programs since the loss of the arm.
In 31 October 2003, the 13 years, Bethany Hamilton was surfing in the morning along Tunnels Beach, Kauai, with her best friend Alana Blanchard, the father and brother of Alana, Holt and Bryan. About of 7:30, with countless species that exist in the region, She was lying on her Board with her left arm dangling in the water, When a Tiger Shark (tiger shark) the attacked, cutting his left arm below the shoulder. The Blanchards helped paddling back to shore, and then, Alana's father formed a tourniquet and wrapped it around the stump of his arm, before she was taken hastily to Wilcox Memorial Hospital. By the time she got there, She had lost more than 60% of his blood and was in hypovolemic shock. Then, a doctor who was staying in a hotel nearby ran to the rescue. Your father, that was scheduled for knee surgery, that morning, was already there, but she took her place in the operating room. She spent a week recovering before being released. During the subsequent media interviews, She confirmed that he was normal when she was bitten and didn't feel much pain of the bite in the time of the disaster, but I was asleep on the way to the hospital.
Upon receiving the news of the shark attack, a family of fishermen led by Ralph Young, researchers presented images of a tiger shark 14 feet (as used in the u.s.) of length that had captured and killed about one kilometer from the scene of the attack. Had the Board remains in your mouth. When mouth measurements were compared with the broken Board of Hamilton, combined. At the end of 2004, the police officially confirmed it was who attacked her.
Despite the trauma of the incident, Hamilton was determined to return to surfing.
Initially, She adopted a custom-made surfboard, that was longer and slightly thicker than standard and had a handle to right arm, making it easier to paddle, and she learned to kick in more to compensate for the loss of his left arm. After teaching herself to surf with one arm, on the day 10 January 2004, She went into a major competition. She now uses standard competitive performance shortboards.