PHOTOS & VIDEO: Bethany Hamilton Appearance at The Mall at Millenia

Buckle at The Mall at Millenia hosted a public appearance with Cobian Ambassador Bethany Hamilton – famed celebrity surfer and inspirational speaker – in the Grand Court on Saturday, April 18.

The event began with Hamilton serving an inspirational message of hope and resilience as she shared her personal story of how she lost her left arm in a tiger shark attack when she was 13 years old.

The first 200 guests who made a Cobian sandal purchase at Buckle at The Mall at Millenia received an #EveryStepMatters wristband and an exclusive chance to meet Bethany, take a photo and receive her autograph.

Bethany’s Limited Edition Signature Sandal collection by Cobian is available for purchase at Buckle including the Orlando locations at The Mall at Millenia, The Florida Mall, Waterford Lakes Town Center, Altamonte Mall and Seminole Towne Center. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this signature sandal collection will be donated to “Friends of Bethany,” a non-profit organization supporting shark attack survivors and traumatic amputees.

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