Filmmaker Suzanne Lyons Puts Courage Into Courageous

By Mandi Renfroe Photo by Kate Luhr “Have I had struggles? Yes, but I don’t let them ever get to me,” says Suzanne Lyons, independent film producer and founder of Snowfall Films, in a recent interview for CW Magazine. She defines the word courageous as never letting something drown her spirits. A positive, happy person, Suzanne never reveals the obstacles…

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Bethany Hamilton: A Star Surfer With Passion, Heart, and Resilience

By Mandi Renfroe Photos by Noah Hamilton On the morning of October 31, 2003 a young surfer’s life would change for ever. Bethany Hamilton went for a morning surf at Tunnels Beach on Kauai, Hawaii, the island where she was born, with her friend Alana Blanchard and Alana’s father and brother. At 7:30 am, as Bethany dangled her left arm…

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