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POSTED: May 15, 2012 10:00 a.m.

SAVANNAH — Prosthetist Kevin Carroll, who was portrayed by Morgan Freeman in the hit movie “Dolphin Tale,” will be the guest speaker at The Dolphin Project’s “Dolphin and Desserts” fundraising event at 6:30 p.m. May 19 at Stewart Hall in First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. in Savannah.

The event, a fundraiser for dolphin research, is open to the public. The event will include sweets and beverages during Carroll’s program. Attendees also participate in a silent auction featuring art by coastal artists.

A prosthetist with more than 30 years of experience, Carroll educates clinicians and prosthetic users around the world who work with and are the most challenging amputation cases. Carroll is well known for his work creating the first prosthetic tail for a dolphin named Winter, which was featured in “Dolphin Tale.” During the research and development necessary to fit a prosthetic tail on Winter, Carroll helped create a special silicone gel sleeve that makes prosthetic limbs more comfortable for human amputees.

A $5 donation is appreciated. Those interested in attending should RSVP at dolphinsanddesserts@gmail.com. Seating is limited.

 

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