Shark victim turned pro-surfer Bethany Hamilton has big news

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Life seems to keep getting better for pro surfer Bethany Hamilton, who in 2003 lost her left arm to a shark near her home on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Not only was she able to keep surfing at an elite level, and become the focus of “Soul Surfer,” a feature film showcasing her inspirational story; Hamilton found her “soul mate” in Adam Dirks, a youth minister, and the two were married two years ago–10 years after the shark attack.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: Surfer Bethany Hamilton attends the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards at Pauley Pavilion on July 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WESTWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Bethany Hamilton arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Dolphin Tale 2' at Regency Village Theatre on September 7, 2014 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton and Adam Dirks attend Annual Charity Day Hosted By Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike McGregor/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Pro Surfer Bethany Hamilton attends the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton (R) attends Annual Charity Day Hosted By Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
NORTH SHORE, HI - DECEMBER 12: Bethany Hamilton of Hawaii placed third in the Womens Pipe Invitational at the Billabong Pipe Masters on December 12, 2014 in North Shore, Hawaii. (Photo by Kelly Cestari/ASP via Getty Images)
NORTH SHORE, HI - DECEMBER 12: Girls Invitational with Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Tyler Wright (AUS), Bethany Hamilton (HAW) and Carissa Moore (HAW) on December 12, 2014 in North Shore, Hawaii. (Photo by Laurent Masurel/ASP/ASP via Getty Images)
NORTH SHORE, HI - DECEMBER 12: Bethany Hamilton of Hawaii placed third in the Womens Pipe Invitational at the Billabong Pipe Masters on December 12, 2014 in North Shore, Hawaii. (Photo by Kelly Cestari/ASP via Getty Images)
NORTH SHORE, HI - DECEMBER 12: Carissa Moore of Hawaii, Bethany Hamilton of Hawaii, Tyler Wright of Australia and Stephanie Gilmore of Australia (L_R) Womens Pipe Invitational finalists at the Billabong Pipe Masters on December 12, 2014 in North Shore, United States. (Photo by Kirstin Scholtz/ASP via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: Surfer Bethany Hamilton (L) and her husband Adam Dirks arrive at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2014 on July 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
NORTH SHORE, HI - DECEMBER 12: Bethany Hamilton (HAW) on Girls Invitational on December 12, 2014 in North Shore, Hawaii. (Photo by Laurent Masurel/ASP/ASP via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: Bethany Hamilton speaks onstage during the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2014 held at Pauley Pavilion on July 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: (L-R) NBA player Stephen Curry, surfer Bethany Hamilton and actor Nick Cannon speak onstage during Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2014 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images For Nickelodeon)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: Bethany Hamilton speaks onstage during the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2014 held at Pauley Pavilion on July 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: Surfer Bethany Hamilton (R) accepts Favorite Comeback Athlete from TV personality Nick Cannon (L) onstage during Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2014 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 29: Bethany Hamilton signs autographs at Flip Flop Shops at Universal CityWalk on March 29, 2014 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 29: Bethany Hamilton poses for a portrait at her Autograph Signing at Universal CityWalk on March 29, 2014 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
OCEANSIDE, CA - AUGUST 11: Surfer Bethany Hamilton competes in the 2013 Supergirl Surfing Contest on August 11, 2013 in Oceanside, California. (Photo by Dave Gregerson/Sport Studio Photos/Getty Images)
THE BIGGEST LOSER -- Episode 1312 -- Pictured: Bethany Hamilton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - APRIL 22: Honoree and surfer Bethany Hamilton attends the Children Mending Hearts 4th Annual Spring Benefit on April 22, 2012 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 14: Professional surfer Bethany Hamilton arrives at the 2011 VH1 Do Something Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on August 14, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 07: Surfer Bethany Hamilton arrives at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
EXCLUSIVE. PREMIUM RATES MAY APPLY. ZICO Coconut Water took Soul Surfer and Team ZICO member Bethany Hamilton wedding dress shopping on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in New York City to celebrate her upcoming nuptials. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision for Zico/AP Images)
EXCLUSIVE. PREMIUM RATES MAY APPLY. ZICO Coconut Water took Soul Surfer and Team ZICO member Bethany Hamilton wedding dress shopping on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in New York City to celebrate her upcoming nuptials. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision for Zico/AP Images)
EXCLUSIVE. PREMIUM RATES MAY APPLY. ZICO Coconut Water took Soul Surfer and Team ZICO member Bethany Hamilton wedding dress shopping on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in New York City to celebrate her upcoming nuptials. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision for Zico/AP Images)
AnnaSophia Robb, left, and Bethany Hamilton arrive at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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Life seems to keep getting better for pro surfer Bethany Hamilton, who in 2003 lost her left arm to a shark near her home on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Not only was she able to keep surfing at an elite level, and become the focus of "Soul Surfer," a feature film showcasing her inspirational story; Hamilton found her "soul mate" in Adam Dirks, a youth minister, and the two were married two years ago – 10 years after the shark attack.


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