Saturday, January 21, 2012

Dolphin Tale

This is a movie that is based on the true story of a dolphin named “Winter” that lost her tail after getting caught in a crab trap.  She was rescued, but a dolphin needs their tail to swim – and that’s where this amazing story comes to life.  The boy who helped save her comes up with the idea of creating a prosthetic tail for her, but that’s something that’s never been done.  Is it even possible?  Especially without funding and being at an aquarium that is struggling itself to survive.  I was surprised how emotional this movie was and how many “connections” there were with people that heard about the dolphin – soldiers that had lost limbs, children in wheelchairs and just about anyone that heard Winter’s story that could relate.  Even though she’s a dolphin, she became an inspiration for anyone that was struggling with the same types of issues.  I enjoyed it a lot!  I always like stories that are actually true, too!  It’s also a good family movie.  If you’re wondering what happened to Winter, she is alive and well and even has her own web site you can go to if you want to visit her on webcams and find out more about her real life - http://seewinter.com

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