Update 11/04/11:Read an interview with Bethany Hamilton and the actress who plays her in Soul Surfer, AnnaSophia Robb in Relevant.
You can read a review of Soul Surfer here.
One of the movies I'd love to see this month.
Soul Surfer is a dramatization of the Bethany Hamilton story. On October 31, 2003, 13 year old Bethany went surfing off of Kauai, Hawaii. That morning her life changed forever when a 14 foot tiger shark bit off her left arm. She was helped to shore by fellow surfers but nearly died after losing almost 60 percent of her blood. After several operations Bethany returned a month later to the water and surfing! Her skill in the water and her faith in God helped her to survive. She eventually achieved her goal of becoming a professional surfer.
Bethany wrote a book about her experience which is titled, Soul Surfer.
You can check out more about Bethany at her website.
Check out the movie trailer below. The cast includes Helen Hunt (Cheri Hamilton), Dennis Quaid (Tom Hamilton) and AnnaSophia Robb as Bethany.