Terrell’s arm is still covered from the bite he got from the shark three weeks ago—and it’s changed his views on swimming.
“I’m not going to a beach again,” he said.
It’s that fear that prompted the birth of a “Shark Tales” group on Facebook.
Jessica Veatch started the page after her 5-year-old daughter Violet was bitten by a shark last summer.
"I found it very helpful and I wanted to be there to support other families that are going through this,” she said.
For the first time, those families with young shark attack victims met face-to-face with sharks at SeaWorld, bonding over their terrifying experiences, including the one that left 15-year-old Lucas Vertullo with scars on his leg from a bite at the beach five years ago.
"It's like a one-in-a-billion chance of getting bit, but it's still possible though,” said Vertullo.