Thanks to community efforts, terminally ill sisters enjoy a day at the beach with surfing dog.
Sisters Bellamy and Savannah enjoy their lives on a day to day basis. Despite their health conditions, the sisters aged nineteen and seventeen. Still wish for fun and adventure. The sisters have a rare terminal disease known as Friedreich’s ataxia. Even though Bellamy and Savannah have this degenerative neuro-muscular disorder. They try to enjoy their lives as much as they can.
Then they heard the news of a golden retriever who gives free surf rides to patients with disabilities. Ricochet is a dog surfer based in San Diego known to provide joy to lonely people. Especially kids and teenagers diagnosed with terminal diseases. The idea of riding the waves with Ricochet excited the sisters.
Sadly, Bellamy and Savannah’s family could not afford to pay for the whole trip. According to the sisters’ father, Donovan, it is financially impossible. With the two sisters’ medical bills, plus the recent passing of their mom from breast cancer. They could not spare any budget for the trip to San Diego.
Unknown to the whole Denver family, their community stepped in. Helped out in making Bellamy and Savannah’s wish come true. First Ricochets’ handler Dave, initiated a fundraising effort. To help finance the trip to San Diego. It did not take long for other people to join the cause. 24 hours later Dave’s fundraising for the trip was all set.
Aside from the donations, a kind-hearted couple gave the family the airline miles needed. Meanwhile, a hotel also extended their generosity by providing the family free accommodation. During their San Diego stay.
And the trip finally happened. The girls could not believe their luck. They finally got to ride with Ricochet. They each took a turn enjoying the big waves with the golden retriever. In those moments, Bellamy and Savannah forgot about their illness and just had as much fun as they could.
Bellamy and Savannah’s wish finally came true. Coming to San Diego, they experience the excitement they needed in their lives. They finally get to ride with the fantastic Ricochet.
Credits: Times of San Diego via YouTube