HILDA M PEREZ, ORLANDO SENTINEL
October 13, 2004
Bethany Hamilton visits the Wal-Mart in Merritt Island to sign her book "Soul Surfer." People of all ages, such as Samantha Smith,13, (left) stood in line to take photos and get their books signed by the Kauai surfer whose arm was bitten off by a shark a year ago. Now 14, Hamilton continues to be a champion surfer and a role model for many.