Against All Odds: Barriers to Adaptability

When it comes to adapting, persevering, and overcoming challenges, I always remember the plot of the movie Soul Surfer. For those not familiar, the movie is based on the life of Bethany Hamilton, a young surfer who resides in Kauai, Hawaii. During a surfing outing with friends, Bethany, age 13, is attacked by a shark and loses her whole left arm. As you can imagine, her recuperation is arduous, but her determination, perseverance, and passion for surfing lead her back to the water; she learns to surf with one arm. Staying on her board proved to be incredibly difficult with only one arm to help ...

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