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US Wounded vets swim with dolphins in Florida Keys

12:56  09 january  2018
12:56  09 january  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

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Wounded veterans and their families got to swim with dolphins in the Florida Keys . The event capped off the “Soldier ride” cycling event from Key Largo to Key West.

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Wounded veterans and their families got to swim with dolphins in the Florida Keys.

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Dozens of wounded military veterans got some therapy with the dolphins in the Florida Keys this week. “I got a chance to kiss the dolphin ,” the 45-year-old retired veteran said. “Got a chance to hold the dorsal fin and swim back and forth.

The Center in Florida welcomed veterans and their family members to go on a free swim with trained dolphins after a soldier cycling event that rode from Key Largo to Key West. While the veterans shared high-fives, dolphin kisses and flipper shakes

The event capped off the “Soldier ride” cycling event from Key Largo to Key West. Jennifer Mackinday of Indiana said the experience was a chance to relax and have fun with her brother, U.S. Army Specialist James Smith. Smith suffered a traumatic injury during his deployment to Iraq in 2004 and 2005.

“The stronger that he gets, the less that he needs me,” she said, “but what we need from other is to be siblings again, not caregiver and patient. In fact, I was more reluctant than he was to get in the water and to be with dolphins. It just shows you how much I need my brother and how far we’ve come to be able to be just brother and sister again, and have a good time.”

The group shared flipper shakes, high fives, and dorsal fin tugs at the Dolphin Research Center in Marathon. The solider ride participants started their ride Friday along the Overseas Highway, ending in Key West.

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