Service Dog - Ricochet

RICOCHET  [rik-uh-shey] To move in a different direction.  Change direction. The motion of rebounding or deflecting.  I'm a dog who stayed true to underwater-dawg.jpgherself despite the expectations of others. I stayed true to myself despite being sensitive, and not standing up for myself when bullied by other dogs. Mom wanted me to be a service dog, but I wanted something very different! She wanted me to make a difference in one person's life, but I wanted to make a difference in millions of people's lives! When mom let go of who SHE wanted me to be, and just let me be... I completely flourished.

Surf Therapy

My first adaptive surfing experience was August 20, 2009 with Patrick Ivison, a quadriplegic surfer. The original plan was to surf the same wave, but on our individual boards. We did that a few times, but then one time when we reached shore, I took a leap of faith (literally), and jumped off my board, and onto his.  I saw a lightbulb above mom's head... She was finally understanding what I was born to do! My dream of surfing to help others was finally coming true!!

 

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