Caleb Acosta’s life took a dramatic turn for the worse when he was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer in summer 2013.
The 15-year-old’s previously normal life was shattered, but thanks to a dog with some unusual skills and the Make-A-Wish foundation, Acosta was able to enjoy a day where one might have least expected to see him — at the beach, surfing, with a dog named Ricochet.
Ricochet gives people with disabilities the chance to surf by providing the stability and balance they need while on a surfboard. Even though Acosta arrived at the beach in a wheelchair because the cancer had reached his spine, it didn’t take long for Ricochet and him to start shredding some waves.
“It was super fun. I felt almost normal … finally,” Acosta said in a press release published by Paw Inspired. “It felt really good to be free, not worrying about anything and having someone to be my balance.”
Watch the awesome video below, and don’t be afraid to grab some tissues beforehand.
Photo via Facebook/SurfDogRicochet