Dawn Brancheau

Dawn Brancheau died tragically on Feb. 24, at age 40, after Tilikum, the killer whale she was working with, pulled her to the bottom of the pool.

The moment you met Dawn, you knew that your life had been touched by a unique, very precious person. She brought inspiration and light into the lives of all she met. Dawn was the kind of person whose very presence made those around her better. Her loss doesn't change that.

When Dawn was just a child, she visited SeaWorld with her family. On that same day, she told her parents she wanted to be...

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