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Surf dog Ricochet grants a Florida teen's wish

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This heartwarming video features Ricochet the world famous surf dog, surfing with a Florida teen battling brain cancer. Ricochet is only six years old, but has already helped thousands of kids, adults and even other animals experience the joy of surfing. A big believer in "pawing it forward," Ricochet helps those with special needs and veterans with post traumatic stress disorder to leave their cares on the shore and freely experience the freedom of riding the waves.

Last month Ricochet helped make a dream come true for Caleb Acost, Florida teen with stage 4 brain cancer. With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Caleb traveled to San Diego to surf with Richochet. Despite near constant pain, Caleb and Ricochet seemed perfectly at home in the surf, which offered a brief respite from Caleb's pain.

On her website, Ricochet describes current campaigns and initiatives she supports.

Paw (Pay) It Forward Day

"I'm the ambassador Pay It Forward Day because I live a lifestyle of pawing it forward for human & animal causes. Also, if someone does me a favor, rather than paying them back... I pay it forward!"

Be True To You

"I support, and advocate for Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation. Led by Lady Gaga & her mother, Cynthia, BTWF is buidling a brave new world where humanity is embraced, individuals are empowered, and intolerance is eliminated. Please LIKE their Facebook page & tell them Surf dog Ricochet sent you!"

For more information on what Ricochet is up to, visit her Facebook page, Twitter page and website.

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