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    Surfer and Shark Attack Survivor Bethany Hamilton Receives Favorite Comeback Athlete During Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards

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    Now this is an inspirational sight to see.

    Surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm after a shark attack in 2003, took the stage at the first ever Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Award to accept the honor of Favorite Comeback Athlete, and stunned in a one-shoulder coral lace dress.

    The 24-year-old has been a great role model for fans, proving that nothing can stop you from continuing to do what you love.

    "Cause immmm HAPPY!!!!!" Hamilton tweeted after receiving the award and also shared an Instagram photo from the show, writing, "Hey West Coast!!! Tune in to Nickelodeon & watch the #kidschoicesports tonight at 8pm"

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    On October 31, 2003, Hamilton went for a morning surf along Tunnels Beach, Kauai, and was lying on her surfboard with her left arm dangling in the water, when a 14-foot tiger shark attacked her.

    "I felt a lot of pressure and a couple of lightning fast tugs," Bethany wrote on her website. "Then I watched in shock as the water around me turned bright red. Somehow, I stayed calm. My left arm was gone almost to the armpit, along with a huge crescent-shaped chunk of my red, white and blue surfboard..."

    The traumatic incident cost Hamilton her left arm, but that didn't stop her from surfing. Three weeks after the attack, she got back on her board.

    Bethany penned the book Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board, which was later adapted into a movie.

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