"Even though I'm sick and dying, I don't let it stop me from living my life."
Last Wednesday, Surf dog Ricochet surfed with 17-year old Savannah and 19-year old Bellamy Arterburn from Denver, Colorado. They both have the same terminal illness, Friedreich's ataxia, a debilitating and degenerative neuro-muscular disorder with no treatment or cure. They traveled to San Diego to catch some waves with their favorite canine, as well as experience her paws-on healing.
In the last few years, Bellamy and Savannah have begun losing the ability to move, had several spine surgeries, learned to live with a failing heart and tragically lost their mother to breast cancer. Despite everything they've been through, they stay strong, resilient and love everything about life.