Dad to Dad 158 - Tom Hamilton's Daughter, Bethany, Lost An Arm In A Shark Attack At 13 & Has Inspired Others Around The World To Overcome

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Our guest this week is Tom Hamilton. Tom has three children, one of whom, Bethany, is a champion surfer who lost an arm in a shark attack at age 13. But that didn’t stop Bethany! She still surfs, she’s had her story told in books and movies and has dedicated her life to helping others. Her Dad Tom is our guest on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast.
Find all about Soul Surfer, the movie and the book: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_Surfer_(film)
Find out about Beautifully Flawed, The Forge Program and Shine Forth at:
Beautifully Flawed Foundation - https://bethanyhamilton.com/beautifully-flawed-foundation/
Special Fathers Network -
SFN is a dad to dad mentoring program for fathers raising children with special needs. Many of the 500+ SFN Mentor Fathers, who are raising kids with special needs, have said: "I wish there was something like this when we first received our child's diagnosis. I felt so isolated. There was no one within my family, at work, at church or within my friend group who understood or could relate to what I was going through."
SFN Mentor Fathers share their experiences with younger dads closer to the beginning of their journey raising a child with the same or similar special needs. The SFN Mentor Fathers do NOT offer legal or medical advice, that is what lawyers and doctors do. They simply share their experiences and how they have made the most of challenging situations.
Special Fathers Network: https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network/
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