RICOCHET GRANTS WISH FOR 15 YEAR OLD MAKE-A-WISH KID WITH STAGE 4 BRAIN TUMOR WHO FLEW CROSS COUNTRY JUST TO SURF WITH HER!
Watch inspirational video http://youtu.be/hxe3EBu5h4g
Caleb has stage four brain cancer that spread to his spine causing him to use a wheelchair.
When Make-A-Wish® asked what he wished for, he said “I saw this cool dog on ESPN that surfs with kids who are disabled or have special needs, I wish that one day I could surf with her.” His wish was granted on Wednesday, February 12th.
Blowing a kiss to his mom, he was helped from his chair into the ocean and onto the board by Ricochet’s amazing team of water helpers.
With Ricochet positioned behind him, she gave him the balance he needed as they were pitched on a number of waves. Caleb’s huge, infectious smile said it all as he flew through the waves feeling a sense of freedom, “It was super fun. I felt almost normal… finally. It felt really good to be free, not worrying about anything and having someone to be my balance”, Caleb said when asked about the experience.
With microphones from several news stations surrounding her, Caleb’s mother Cathy was brought to tears and said “I’m just so happy to see my son happy. Today is a great day for our family.” Everyone on the beach felt the magic of this wish and the electrifying positive energy of Caleb. He is an inspiration.
Caleb’s goal is to beat this cancer and tell everyone how he beat it. He believes God has a plan for him and anything is possible. So Ricochet asks if you can please share this inspirational video of his memorable surfing wish http://youtu.be/hxe3EBu5h4g, and also say a prayer for him. You can find Caleb and Ricochet on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PrayForCaleb and https://www.facebook.com/SurfDogRicochet
Ricochet was honored to grant Caleb’s wish and hopes it was an experience he will remember for years to come.
Additional news reports can be seen at these links:
Terminally Ill Boy, Dog Fetch a Wave for Surfing Wish
CBS 8 San Diego
Terminally ill teen surfs with Ricochet the dog
ABC 10 News San Diego
Cancer-stricken Caleb Acosta granted wish to surf with Ricochet the surfing dog