I just got back from an incredible movie experience. Soul Surfer portrays the injury and recovery of Bethany Hamilton. Bethany would be a remarkable person if only for her surfing ability. But Bethany’s story is so much more than that. At a young age, her arm was literally bitten off by a shark. Yet, Bethany went on to become a professional surfer and inspiration to millions of us.
I certainly wasn’t injured as seriously as Bethany. I had a motorcycle accident and lost several inches of my left femur. Like Bethany, faith and surfing played major roles in my recovery. I totally loved this movie even as I cried my eyes out. Two thumbs – five stars. To quote my buddy Jerry Voorhis, “I love it. I love it. I love it.” Stop reading and buy your ticket already.