Bethany was 13 years old when she and her friend Alana Blanchard were out for a swim on Kauai's North Shore for an early morning practice. Bethany's arm was dangling in the water when a 14 foot shark attacked her. Alana's dad was with them luckily to get Bethany to the hospital on time for her surgery. By the time she got there, she had lost 60% of her blood. The shark ripped her left arm off just below her shoulder. She mad it through several surgeries without an infection. Bethany was recovering with an unbelievably positive attitude. The Lifeguards and doctors think her strong water sense and her faith in God helped her through everything. She now has to face life without a limb. Alana Blanchard's (Bethany's best friend) father saved her life by getting her to the hospital on time. She had to take her dads place in the surgery room, he was supposed to have knee surgery that day. She has some obstacles in her life like putting on her bathing suit, getting dressed and carrying in grocerys, But she taught herself how.