My granddaughter considers you a role model. She asked me to post her questions because she is so excited about you being here on WebMD.
Quote: " Hello, my name is Celeste and I am 11 years old. I did a report about you a few weeks ago. My teacher asked us to write about our favorite famous person and I picked you. I read your book and hope to see your movie. (If my Nana lets me) You set a big example in my life; to never give up. I have a few questions for you.
1 How did you conquer your fear of getting back in the water?
2 When they found the shark were you happy, or scared?
3 How often do you surf? I never tried but it looks fun and a liitle bit scary.
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