Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton

Damon Braces would like to congratulate Bethany Hamilton on winning a 2014 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Award.

Recognized as the winner in the “Favorite Comeback Athlete” category, the Soul Surfer was up against a variety of leading athletes, including Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos and Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. In its inaugural year, the fan-voted award show aired live on Nickelodeon on July 17.

Since her triumphant return to surfing after a shark attack that took her left arm when she was 13, Bethany has achieved great success as a professional surfer, most recently winning Surf n Sea Pipeline Women's Pro. Treated with Damon Smile as a teen and becoming the official face of the braces in 2012, Bethany has served as an advocate for healthy, beautiful smiles, inspiring those around her to seek treatment and prioritize dental health.

“The Damon System not only improved my smile, it boosted my confidence,” said Bethany. “The power of a genuine smile should never be underestimated and I couldn’t be more excited to share mine with everyone who watches this season of The Amazing Race. As you watch the race, it’s bound to make you smile!”

Bethany’s Story

There are not many people who don't know about Bethany and her amazing story after an unspeakable shark attack. Just a young teen in 2003 when attacked, Bethany has gone on to inspire millions due to her amazing determination and attitude. She shares her astonishing story in her bestselling autobiography Soul Surfer which in April 2011 was released as a major motion picture. Recently Bethany has just released a follow-up book titled Body & Soul. Not only does Bethany continue to compete in the ASP World Professional Surfing Tour, but she tours the world to share her story of triumph and to prove that with faith and belief anything is possible.

If you are interested in improving your smile and outlook on life, take a tour through our website and ask your orthodontist about Damon System braces. If you don't have an orthodontist, that's ok, check out our Damon Doctor LocatorDamon Doctor Locator you will be able to find one in your area.

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