Caleb Acosta is 15-year-old who was diagnosed with stage IV brain cancer last summer.
With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Caleb wgot to surf with Surf Dog Ricochet, a world-famous surfing therapy dog he had seen on TV.
According to Ricochet’s website, she’s “the only dog in the world who surfs with kids with special needs, people with disabilities, wounded warriors, military families and veterans with PTSD as an assistive aid.”
The foundation flew the family out to California. Since the cancer has spread to his spine, Caleb was brought to the beach in a wheelchair and was helped onto the surfboard.
Caleb was a natural.
“My son is an amazing kid,” said Caleb’s mom Cathy. “So despite all his pain and all of his difficult situations that smile that you see, it’s always there. he always has it. … He’s stronger than we are, no doubt.”
Holding back tears, she told reporters, “Today’s a great day for our family.”