What This Boy and This Dolphin Have In Common Will Break Your Heart – and Lift You Up!

Cieran Kelso would never have heard of Winter except for the Dolphin Tale movies – but those movies gave him hope. Cieran also lost his lower limbs to amputation…and now the two amputees swim together, and it’s pure joy!

In December of 2005, a bottlenose dolphin was rescued off the Florida coast. Happy endings all around! Except not really – that dolphin, Winter, suffered an amputation of her fluke, and was unable to swim until a miracle prosthetic saved her . Enter Cieran Kelso, who would never have heard of Winter except for the Dolphin Tale movies. Cieran also lost his lower limbs to amputation…and now the two amputees swim together, and it’s pure joy!