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winter was special she was born 10/10 and died 11/11 thats what made her special when i first saw dolphin tale two it said at the end winter is happy and heathly at cma you can see her www.seewinter.com i did that and it said winter died nov 11 2021 and my little heart was broken i cried for 5 minutes straight when i saw the video i was crying and now all i want to where is cma clothes 
I've loved Winter since I was a little girl, she's meant so much to me. I would tell people at my school about her, draw pictures of dolphins, send CMA many written cards, and raise money and donate it to CMA. I'd watch the dolphin tale movies a lot, watch the animal webcams (especially the dolphins) for hours, and just dream to be an animal care specialist and marine biologist at CMA. Winter is still so special to me and I will love her forever. I was so heartbroken when I heard of her passing the morning after. It was just so crushing. She means as much to me as she did over a decade ago, if not even more. I'm still in love with the work that CMA does and I stay up to date with everything going on there and I enjoy the dolphin webcams still. Even though Winter is gone, some things never change. I'm so thankful to have visited her, Hope, Nicholas and all of the other amazing animals at CMA a few years ago. It was amazing to see Winter right before my eyes, and she swam right in front of me just a couple feet away. I miss Winter every day, she stole my heart 11 years ago. Everything about her was just so special, she's truly unforgettable. She now swims free in Heaven, in a much better place. Until we meet again sweet girl. Love you forever Winter
I LOVED Winter a bunch. I watched both the movies a bunch.  I still watch them. I have braces to help me walk, like Winter had a prosthetic to help her swim. I really hated wearing my braces until I watched the Dolphin Tale movies again. And watched I don't know how many Inspirationalnal Winter videos. I kind of figured if winter and all the other special kids and adults could learn how to reach their goals and not let problems get in their way, I kind of figured I could to the same. and Winter was so super special and helpful to me, I still think of her a lot. I would have liked it if I could tell Winter, Hope and Nickolous all this in person. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the idea of having a Winter VR. That's really cool. I love that you're keeping winter alive. I watched a few of the Inspirationalnal Winter videos, one if them was a remembering Winter, when she was rescued, first being fed from a bottle and swimming in the big pool. And that reminded me of some of the people of the movie that I know really good from the movie. Sawyer, Hazel, Dr. Clay, Dr. McCarthy, and Mrs. Nelson. I love the movies a bunch.
from the moment my wife and I saw the movie Dolphin Tale, TWICE in the theater and then bought the movie, we fell in love with winter. As far as we were concerned she was like our child/family member. WE did not know of her passing until  today and we both cried, alot.  God Bless Clearwater Aquarium for taking winter into their hearts and doing the right thing . We loved her and will miss her greatly..all our love to the handlers of winter, we feel your greif. God Bless you
I never got to meet winter but I watched Dolphin tale and watched the cams all the time since I heard about her. I am sad I will never get to meet her. she was an inspiration to me helping me know that I need to keep going and never give up on life and anything. I will one day go and see her statue because it's better than not going at all. It's not going to feel the same ongoing but Winter is my hero helping me know everything is okay.

  I don’t think I’ll ever really get over her death. She was ( and still is!) a big part of my life. When I was having a tough time in school, I would think of her and feel better. When I felt alone, I’d picture her swimming with Hope and PJ and be ready to face life’s challenges. I still can’t sleep without knowing that my Winter stuffed animal is safe on my bed. My Lock Screen is a picture of her we took the last time we were at the aquarium. But, today she is in a better place, with everything she needs up in heaven, hopefully remembering what an amazing life she had with us. She was probably in a lot of pain before she died, so now, up in heaven, she’s as pain free as they get. Now, I’m not as sad as I was before. Now, I’m mostly happy her pain is gone and her suffering is over.  

Sry there was a glitch I actually wrote this. I was on my sisters account LOL. 

Blair Gillin
2020, Westborough, MA, USA
I don’t think I’ll ever really get over her death. She was ( and still is!) a big part of my life. When I was having a tough time in school, I would think of her and feel better. When I felt alone, I’d picture her swimming with Hope and PJ and be ready to face life’s challenges. I still can’t sleep without knowing that my Winter stuffed animal is safe on my bed. My Lock Screen is a picture of her we took the last time we were at the aquarium. But, today she is in a better place, with everything she needs up in heaven, hopefully remembering what an amazing life she had with us. She was probably in a lot of pain before she died, so now, up in heaven, she’s as pain free as they get. Now, I’m not as sad as I was before. Now, I’m mostly happy her pain is gone and her suffering is over. 
winter was so sweet and she passed the day after I saw her at the eqaryam it was so sad I just stopped crying from winter's death and the day that she splashed me I knew that we were going to be besties.
Winter had so much done to her but she still trusted people. My hats off to her caretakers. She lived a happy life.
I am very sad to hear winter has passed I wanted to see winter today so I went to the website to watch the live and I found out winter has passed last year and I was planning for two years to visit the year I get to go she goes too
I shared my story already, so I won't post it again. I remember seeing winter for the first time. She was a very playful dolphin. I got to see her a few more times after that, then she died. The day after she died, mom took away any screens so I couldn't check my email. She told us Winter died, and we cried for a good 20 minutes. Mom's shirt was so wet after that. That night I found my winter stuffed animal I got one time from clearwater one time when I visited her and snuggled with her in bed. I still can't sleep without her at night.
At least she's up in heaven, swimming with her mother in the biggest ocean ever with a new tail and a new life.
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I remember I met Winter when I was watching the movie on 2020 I was very sad because of winter I wanted to met her but a year ago I watch de dead im so sorry for Sawyer and Hazel since Mexico
Kendall Lai
2011, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
 My name is Kendall. I am a man of 19 years and Winter was my best friend for most of my life.  My story begins in April, 2011. Growing up, I never had someone I could call a true friend. I was always very lonely in school and at recess, I would usually sit on a bench by the playground by myself. My parents would help me the best that they could and were always there when I needed them, but it wasn’t the same. I was 8 years old, and my parents had taken us to Florida for a vacation. On the trip, we were mainly going to go to Disney World, but would travel other parts of Florida as well. It was originally intended that we would go on a tour boat, but it was cancelled at the last minute. So, through some research, my Dad found that in the area, there was a place called Clearwater Marine Aquarium, so he decided to take us there. When we arrived, it was a very small, old looking building (Because Winter was not yet famous, so money was tight). We had never heard of the place and knew nothing about it, or Winter. Well, when I walked through the door, the first thing I saw was a shelving unit with stuffed animals of a dolphin on it. On the bottom shelf they were sparkled, on the next shelf they were pink, then, Blue, then Grey. It caught my eye right away. I ran to the shelf and grabbed one of the blue ones. My parents followed close behind and came to look at what I grabbed. When I showed it to them, they were wondering why it didn’t have a tail and why I wanted it so badly. But something touched me in a big way. Something told me that this dolphin was special. While I also wondered why it didn’t have a tail, I knew I had to have the blue one. Then, my Dad found a small picture book that explained the story of Winter and I was awestruck. It was so amazing to me that She could survive such an injury. Shortly after, my parents agreed to buy her for me. Then we saw stairs to the right of the shelving unit. We went up and saw a bunch of people gathered around a large pool. I ran up to the pool and saw two dolphins swimming in the pool. One was Panama, and the other was Winter. When I saw her swimming around, I noticed a that a man in the audience had waved to Winter and she waved back with one of her fins. Then she turned my way, and we stared at each other. I copied the man and waved to her as well; and she waved back. It was such a special moment in my life, one that I’ll never forget. Throughout the rest of the trip, I got other things, and Disney World was fun, but nothing was as special as when I met my best friend. When we got home from the trip all the way until now, hardly a night goes by that I don’t fall asleep with my Winter (Affectionately known in our house as “Wints”) Through the rest of my life in school, I was still lonely and without a true friend, but I would always remember Wints and her amazing story and how much she overcame. And with my blue stuffed Wints at home, I always looked forward to hugging her because she was always with me. Unfortunately, with us living so far away, and finances being a large problem, I was never able to go see Winter again, but I will never forget her and I hope that others as well will let her story spread and let her legacy live on through us. Over the years, we have made a few online orders from the CMA website and each time, I have purchased at least one Wints, and now, I own a total of 7, the original blue one, two newer blue ones, a rainbow one, a pink one, and two grey ones. The original blue one being on the top middle. I have shed many a tear since I learned of her passing and now I hug all of my Wintses tighter than ever. And no, I’m not ashamed to admit that I still sleep with my stuffed Wints at the age of 19. She got me through a lot and always encouraged me.
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My family will miss Winter. She and all of you guys will be in our prayers. Keep up with the good work
i have a pinterest account if any of you guys want to talk to me private 
here is another video of winter but this one is them dropping her ashes into the water I posted this one because you guys liked the last one.
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My heart truly broke in two when  I heard the news of Winter's passing.

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