Caleb Acosta was a normal, healthy teenager active in school and sports until this past July when he was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer.
Caleb, who lost the ability to move or feel his lower body just weeks after his diagnosis, was able to feel like a kid again on Wednesday thanks to a surfing dog named Ricochet.
Caleb, 15, surfed with Ricochet, a certified therapy dog who gained worldwide fame for his surfing skills, off the waters of California thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
"It was life-changing," Caleb's mom, Cathy Acosta, told GoodMorningAmerica.com today as the family traveled home from San Diego. "He said he felt light. He felt free. He felt like he was normal again."
Caleb first learned about Ricochet after his aunt, Cynthia Franco, showed him a video of the dog surfing with others with disabilities.
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