Caleb says his next goal is to start walking again and beat cancer so he can tell everyone about it.
"It felt really good to be free, not worrying anything, having someone to keep my balance," he said before giving Ricochet a pat on her head.
"I'm just so happy to see my son happy," his mother remarked on the shore in tears. "Today was a great day for our family."
As for Caleb's next goal, when asked, he proclaimed: "To eventually beat this cancer and to tell everyone about it."
A fearless 15-year-old boy fighting stage 5 brain cancer has had his Make-a-Wish dream fulfilled with the help of a surfing golden retriever.
The heartwarming moment Caleb Acosta ditched his wheelchair and climbed on the front of a salt-loving therapy dog's board was filmed at California's Del Mar Beach Wednesday.
Caleb, of Apopka, Fla., was flown out to the West Coast after seeing the famous Ricochet on ESPN and asking if he could surf with her.
Caleb Acosta, who is fighting stage 5 brain cancer, was granted his wish to surf with Ricochet the surfing dog in California Wednesday.
"Ricochet was honored to grant his wish," the sporty canine's team replied. According to their website, the team has helped many others, including wounded warriors and others with disabilities
In a touching scene, Caleb, who is unable to walk because of a second tumor on his spinal cord, was wheeled out into the waves with Ricochet wagging her tail at his side.
Caleb said he first saw Ricochet surfing on ESPN and described the opportunity to go into the water with the dog as being 'almost normal, finally.'
Equally ready to go, with a smile stretched from ear to ear, was Caleb.
"My son is an amazing kid," his mother Cathy beamed on the shore. "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."
Since Caleb's diagnosis of glioblastoma multiforme last summer, the resilient Florida teen has been determined to pull through.