Since Dawn's death 7 years ago today, the media and many people have focused mainly on the whales, although it was DAWN's life that was lost that day. Many people are still using her death for their own personal gain and Agenda, instead of focusing on her, her life and the dedicated work she did. That's why I'm here. I will tell you her true story.
At a young age, #dawnbrancheauhad a #dream, and she pursued that dream with tremendous #passionand energy. Although her goal may have seemed out of reach for a young girl from northwest Indiana, she believed in herself and worked tirelessly to make her dream of working at #seaworldbecome a reality. Through her hard work and love for the animals in her life, Dawn became a world class #animaltrainer and the face of SeaWorld.
Dawn was very #successfuland well known for her professional career, however, it was Dawn's passion for life and true love of others that inspired the formation of #TheDawnBrancheauFoundation. Dawn was a woman who embraced life and made the most of every experience. She made each and every person she met feel special and enriched so many lives with her kind and loving acts. Dawn radiated joy and truly worked to make the world a better place. Whether she was volunteering at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to #Animals, helping orphans in Africa, supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, or simply brightening someone's day with a smile, Dawn was always striving to make a difference.
On February 24, 2010, Dawn was involved in a tragic accident at SeaWorld with #Tilikum, an #orcathat she knew well and loved. It has been speculated that her accident was caused by her ponytail drifting into the water. Dawn had long hair most of her life. On that day, her hair was exceptionally long because she was growing it for Locks of Love, an organization that provides hair-pieces for children with long-term medical hair loss. This act of #kindnesswas just one of the many examples of Dawn helping others.
The way Dawn lived her life has motivated her family, her friends & also me, to come together and carry out her vision for a better world. 💕 #ripdawnbrancheau #blackfishlies #standwithseaworld