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Amputee swims with dolphin with prosthetic tail

September 1, 2013
Associated Press

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy from England says he could have swum with Winter, a dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, for 'a million of hours.'

Cieran Kelso recently had the rare opportunity to swim with Winter, the star of the movie Dolphin Tale. Winter uses a prosthetic tail.

Kelso could relate. As a double amputee, he uses custom-made prosthetic flippers to swim.

The Tampa Bay Times reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1fs9Gbj ) that local tourism officials flew Kelso and his family from England to Florida, surprising him with a visit to the aquarium to swim with Winter.

The family kept the trip a secret from Kelso until Aug. 16th when his dream came true. Kelso says he's Winter's biggest fan and that swimming with hime was "greater than great."

 
 

 

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