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If one thing could be learned from Winter, she showed us how to live life every day and not feel sorry for yourself. Her life was a wake up call to us to achieve, love and never stop believing in yourself and others.
The things that remind me of winter the fantastic movie, webcams the duck ring and her whistle lovely personality. Still miss you winter ❤️😘xxxx
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Winter was loving and trusting to her caretakers. I want to thank everyone that took care of her. God bless. I will always remember her and miss her
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I never got a chance to see Winter but she inspired me in so many ways. She made me want to become a Marine Biologist when I'm older. she was  1 year older than me. we miss you Winter. your tale will be here forever 
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i never got a chance to see her my self but she was the sweetest and she fought hard. she will always be in our hearts. 
Winter was my favorite dolphin ever. When I came up with enough money; I was planning on take my 4 children to come and see Winter. I love Dolphin Tale and ever since I seen the movie I wanted to save money and come and see her. She will definitely be missed. RIP Winter <3
  1. I visited Winter whenever I could even though I lived in Iowa. I was born with multiple disabilities.  I only have one eye so I got a prosthetic eye when I was four years old. I wanted a purple eye, but my doctor suggested brown so it would match my other eye. I got to go in the water with Winter and I even have a picture of me holding her prosthetic tail. Great memories forever!!!
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To human beings, honesty is a virtue. In the case of Winter The Dolphin, her honesty was manifested in her spontaneity in her relationship with human beings. Unshakable in the way she saw human beings, especially children, young people and adults with prostheses who were captivated by the sweetness and closeness of an affectionate animal. Affection that Winter always felt for all those who also showed themselves how they suffered and managed to overcome such suffering. Because Winter the Dolphin meant resilience for all of them. Together forever in shared happiness to continue to live. As is the example I share here in this memorial. It's like the rebirth of a new day, where another member of a dolphin family was born in the Tagus River, on the Portuguese side. It happened today:

https://youtu.be/ZAJRhLKaHGs

I Miss Her So Much This Is Her Sister Haylee Hergott I Got A Kiss 💋 From Winter She Will Be Forever In My Heart 💗 Forever ♾ Love You 😘 Lots !
SJ Dd
2022, Reno, NV, USA
I learned of Winter from the movie Dolphin Tale during a time when I was dealing with a lot of heavy emotions surrounding difficulties with my mother. Her story gave me hope, and I fell in love with her. The movie gave me the opportunity to research her, and learn her full story, not just the movie version. I was never able to become a BIG donor to the Aquarium, but I wanted to help in any way I could, not just to help Winter but to help the Aquarium, without it and all of the staff there we would not have ever had Winter in our lives. So I began supporting CMA through my Smile.Amazon purchases (still do) and it gave me pride to see the small numbers not just from myself but from others building up in support of CMA. I only just today learned that Winter passed, and my heart is breaking. Through my Mother's passing from Leukemia, Winter was there, she was there when things were falling apart in my life time after time over the years. I always came back to Winter to find my hope again. I would watch the cams when I could, to find moments of peace and hope. I really wish I could have afforded to visit and meet her in person, but I am SO grateful for all of the media that you have produced at CMA to keep people like me seeing her, Her reach, and yours, is worldwide. When I was much younger, I had the opportunity to see Keiko (Free Willy) at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and that experience really had an immense impact on me, I can only imagine how very massively Winter had an impact on the multitudes of people who had the opportunity to spend any amount of time with her. My heart breaks for all of you at CMA and worldwide who are grieving her. To those of you at CMA and those who helped CMA in any way - no matter how small, Thank you.

I loved winter so much.  Now my heart breaks for her.  I was down to see her before she passed.   Rest in peace winter!  We all love you!

I love her so much! I miss her a lot! The aquarium is not the same without her. She really left a mark on me, a mark that is a permanent one on my heart. She was the sweetest thing ever! The second I saw Dolphin Tale, I said, “Can we see her?!”   

Winter has inspired me to still compete in field day at school, even when I had a serious case of Plantar Fasciitis in my left heel. I won 1st place in standing long jump and 2nd place in the 50 meter dash and it was all because of Winter the Dolphin. 

When I first layed eyes on Winter, I knew we had a connection with each other and now that she’s gone, I feel like it’s getting stronger even when I cry everyday since her death. Winter was the most important being in my life and now my heart hurts just thinking about it. 

Dear Winter,

I love you so much and I miss you so much as well. Life has been difficult since you passed away. I got stressed out about a lot of things and when I think of you, I burst into tears and I cry my heart out asking why you couldn’t hold on a little bit longer. Life is no longer happy for me ever since your death. I just wish you would come back to CMA, to me, to us! I dream about you every night and our connection feels like it’s getting weaker but stronger at the same time. Winter, I need help, I need your help to help me get through my Plantar Fasciitis so I can run and walk normally again. I’m in so much pain! It hurts. I need you, we need you. Winter, you and Hope were like Family to me and it feels like I lost my sister and best friend. I wish to see you again, Winter. 

Dear Hope, 

I will be there soon. I will be coming Monday to see you. I’ll most likely cry, it’s a normal thing now. And Hope, please remember this, we are family, and Family Is Forever.

I love you and I will be there soon,

Savannah 

I first heard about winter when dolphin tale 1 came out she inspired me to keep fighting against my mental health issues and my learning disabilities no matter how bad it got.  I always looked at the live cameras for hope during my struggles and she would always cheer me up. When I heard that she passed away I was devastated but I knew I had to keep fighting for her. She may have gone but to me she is always here in my heart. I would like to thank clearwater marine aquarium for everything they did for winter.  

A few quotes: if winter can do it so can you, if one door closes another one  opens. 

Alex 

She loved playing with her kong and laying on her favorite floating matt. She also loved giving inspiration to others that didn't have any hope in the world like me who has MS really bad. She was my sons inspiration who has cancer seeing her gave him more hope then anyone could have ever done.
Anyone who takes care or feeds a animal of the land or sea, feeds his or her own soul.
The movie was so oportune I was facing a hard time
Love You Winter.Its not the same without You.But we will stay with the Aquarium forever.
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We had quite a connection with Winter. Her prosthetic tail came from the same place in NH where my husband used to purchase his diabetic shoes.
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