Dolphin 'Diagnoses' Woman's Cancer

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If you ever feel the need for a second opinion after seeing a doctor, you may want to take a swim in the ocean, because a dolphin could figure out that you're sick before anyone else. That's what happened to Patricia Stoops when she swam with dolphins during a cruise. One dolphin in particular, named Keppler, seemed to think something was wrong with Stoops, and wouldn't leave her alone. It even led the trainer to ask Stoops if she was there as part of a Make-a-Wish wish fulfillment. Stoops thought herself to be in perfect health, but only a week later, an unusual chest pain sent her to the doctor, and she was diagnosed with lung cancer. The cancer was treated successfully, and Stoops credits Keppler. "Thank God to this little dolphin, Keppler, who lives in the British Virgin Islands. He saved my life," said Stoops.



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Janine Johnson

dogs can detect cancer too & god has nothing to do with it.

May 16 2013 at 6:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rawkstar4179

The trainer down there was an idiot. Are you part of Make a Wish? Does she *LOOK* like a child? Ugh, people need to think things through before they speak. I know women like to be told they look younger than they really are, but that's just stupid.

May 16 2013 at 3:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Anibeth45

What a heart warming life saver! The woman's so lucky!

May 16 2013 at 3:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Susan Jordan Gilliam

I know that my husbands Belgian Mali can sense about 15 minutes before my husband is going to have a grandma seizure. She pulls on him until he goes and lays down and takes some seizure meds.

May 16 2013 at 3:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
vlddanny

Aquariums that have dolphins should promote them as cancer detectors and charge a fee to help save dolphins worldwide that remain at sea. And also advertise for donations. Repay them for saving us by saving them at sea.

May 16 2013 at 3:07 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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rawkstar4179

And what happens when someone pays their $300 for a "marine mammal sonogram" and gets told "oh, you're fine", then dies 3 months later from cancer? No way would *ANY* self-respecting marine park open themselves up to that kind of lawsuit.

May 16 2013 at 3:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pbilinkasc

I wonder how many other animals contain the gift of detecting illness in humans. They are God's gift to us.

May 16 2013 at 2:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
glers

And Japanese fisherman like to beat them with clubs

May 16 2013 at 2:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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