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September 18, 2014

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September 18, 2014

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February 24, 2010
I am so sorry to Dawn's friends and family for what happened today. She was so dedicated to those animals and cared for them till the day she died, and will always live on in our memories. She encourages people to truly Believe.
February 24, 2010
I have so many memories of Dawn. Been going to Seaworld since 1994.I know her story and tonight feel broken hearted for this tragedy. My sorrow is real and my tears too.My heart and my love go out to her family. She was a really special lady doing something she dreamed of doing since 9 yrs old. God Bless you Dawn.My heart is breaking too
February 24, 2010
Our thoughts are with Dawn and her family and colleagues at Sea World. She loved what she did and we wish her friends and family well at this very difficult time.

Jim and Kathleen McMurphy
February 24, 2010
My prayers to the family of this lovely woman, Dawn Brancheau, who was doing what she loved today. I know she would not want anything to happen to the animal, and I hope that whatever happens, it will honor them both. Please know God is caring for Dawn and that you grow strength and the courage in time to know she is in God's hands and you will see her again one day.
February 24, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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February 24, 2010
February 24, 2010
At SeaWorld 2006.Dawn was a great performer & it was a privledge to have met her. Our condolences to the family. Rest in Peace.
February 24, 2010
May god bless you and your family. Remember her for the work that she loved so dearly. She is now in Gods palace. Our prayers are with you
February 24, 2010
My sincere condolences to Ms. Brancheau's family and friends. I wish you all peace, strength and comfort. I visited Sea World about 20 years ago and marveled at the bravery and dedication of the trainers and the beauty of the marine animals. It is a tragedy we humans can probably never know the answer to.
February 24, 2010
I have been to Sea World Orlando several times and saw the show with Dawn. This is a sad sad tragedy. I believe Dawn's sister knows that she would not want Tilk put down.My prayers go out to the family for the loss of a great worldwide trainer. May she rest in peace.

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