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I still don't really feel like her passing has sunk in. In school I was feeling sad. I decided to write a poem for winter even though I have tried writing a poem I never could get the hang of it. I don't know what happened but the words just came to me. I want to share it with everyone in hope to heal some broken hearts and bring comfort to all grieving for winter. I named the poem "Tweet" After Winters nickname tweety bird. Love you my friend.

Chips that fill the air, Tweety bird are you there

Your sweet sound in the air, give me comfort anywhere

But that one day when the chirping stopped my heart began to drop

Time came to a halt as my world tore apart

As my life took a tole, I fell down a rabbit hole

The dolphin, just like me, came down and rescued me

Broken that I was you came and made me one

As your birthday nears even though you're not here

I celebrate and keep you close because you’re the one who matters most

In heaven I know you are, flying with your well-earned wings

Still, you left behind something

The hearts you made, the lives you’ve changed

Your legacy shall live on for no one is truly gone

For still I hear your chirping sounds, reminding me you're always around.

Though I never got to meet the iconic winter the dolphin. She has inspired me to keep going through life even when it’s hard. The dolphin tale movies made my childhood, and brought me joy on the hardest days. I suffer with a rare disease called crps and sometime when things get ruff I turn on dolphin tales. Winter is truly an amazing animal and made the childhoods of many children. May you rest in pease.
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Winter was such a pretty dolphin it is so tragic that she died. I loved winter adn I am sure so many other people did to. With all my support and love.
I was sad when I heard the news of Winter's passing.  she was my friend, I am sorry to the staff who had to see her pass and hazel she was just setting and crying about winter.  i have always wanted to meet her in person   so when my mom told me that she has pass  way i  was so sad that she had pass and that i will not be albe to meet her in person . winter you will be in my heart all ways .
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When I was only 5, I saw the first "Dolphin Tale" film, where I immediately fell in love with Winter. I have a stuffed animal of her that is very special, I've watched both movies several times, I'd watch her on the webcams, read about her, and even got to see her in person for my 12th birthday after wanting to go for years, which to say I was happy would be an understatement. Needless to say, I have always and will always have a special place in my heart for Winter, as I will always love her deeply. My sincere condolences to her care team, Hope, all the CMA staff members, and anyone else who Winter continues to inspire and give hope to every day. Gone, but never forgotten. I love you, Winter.
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How I first meet winter was when me and my family were on vacation to Orlando, and my parents said, "We are going to go see winter and look at CMA' and i got so excited and when i saw winter of course since i'm a big fan of the movies i put my hand up to the glass and she came and my heart just exploded with happiness.
I recently JUST found out winter died and I watched the movies with her in it and cried.. I love winter rip.
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When I was about 7, my dad showed me Dolphin Tale and would pull up on the internet the live webcams of Winter. I sit there and watch her for hours! The following year I went to go see Winter and Hope in person at CMA and let me tell you, when I looked into her eyes, you could see the kindness and understanding in them. She made an impact on me and to this day I will never forget her. Now, I'm 15 years old and just rewatched the Dolphin Tale movies and got to wondering what Winter was up to. I looked on the webcams and I couldn't find her in the pools like I typically could. Then, I typed in her name at the search bar at the top of the website, and there was a headline that said "Remembering Winter: 2005-2021". When I read that, my heart broke. I love Winter. She was a true inspiration to all. One day, my kids won't meet Winter like I got to, but I will make sure they know her as the inspiration she truly was and how great of a legacy is that. To be an inspiration.  

                                         Taylor G. Shepherd, Houston, Texas 

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when i was little i used to love watching dolphin tale 1 and 2 i also used to love watch her swim on the live web cams
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What I learned from Winter is to never give up on things, even when there’s a challenge ahead. Since I have Plantar Fasciitis in my left heel, it’s hard to walk and/or run. But I had her inspiration and I took that inspiration and smacked it in pain’s face saying I can win this Long Jump, I can win that race, I CAN DO IT! And with the help of Winter the Dolphin, I WILL SUCCEED!! And I did. I won first place again for the Standing Long Jump (6’3) and 2nd place for the 50 meter dash with 8 seconds on the spot. But kinda lost the 4 by 100 run, for one of our teammates decided to skip sleep and be a slow runner and when I ran as fast as I could, I could feel my legs tripping, but I still kept going.

Btw I don’t run like a normal human being, the running technique I have is what I call a Gallop, you know, like a horse. I can do other gaits too. But that’s another story for another day.

Anyways, Winter inspired me to just ignore the pain and smack it in the face

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We miss you girl!
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I was very upset the day we lost Dear Winter.  I lived in Clearwater when Winter joined the family.  I was newly married and had just opened a dental lab . I thought to visit Clearwater Marina. Then we met Winter face to face. I asked her if she would help our marriage and lab. She did. Winter was such a fighter. Her fight was real and hard. The Saint Petes Times told her true story ,with pictures.🥺🥺 Many times after that I visited her sweet soul ,and friends at the Marina visited. The last was before a court case that I needed her help . The Marina was 100% different.  Even more now 2022. My heart is still broken 💔💔💔 and always will be. That connection will never be broken in death.       Meet you over Rainbow 🌈 Bridge. 
Well what would remind me of winter is that the winter movie I never really got to meet winter in person because I live so far away but I really enjoyed the movie and it’s so sad to hear that Winter has passed away may this animal rest in peace such a wonderful spirit animal we miss you winter one day I hope I fill my dreams with working with dolphins that’s my number one goal
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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