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Surf Dog Is Quite the Best Friend!

10.13.09

Ricochet, the Surfin’ for Paws-abilities surf dog who is fundraising for Patrick Ivison, a 15-year-old quadriplegic and surfer exceeded her fundraising goals, and won second place in the large dog category at the Surf City Surf Dog event last weekend in Huntington Beach. You can see my video about the event, Ricochet and Patrick here.

Ricochet has been leading a fundraising campaign for Patrick for the last several months.  As part of these efforts, she and Patrick performed a tandem surf demonstration at the Surf City Surf Dog event last Sunday with the goal of raising funds, as hundreds of onlookers enjoyed the tandem pair.

Ricochet’s fundraising goals were twofold:  Raise enough money to cover the $2,000 cost of Patrick’s new service dog, Kona from Pawsitive Teams, a local service dog organization.  And, raise at least $5,000 for Patrick’s intense physical therapy at Project Walk.

The WebMD Health Foundation, who is thrilled to help Patrick reach his goals, made a kick off donation of $3,600, which helped Ricochet raise a total of $8,200, exceeding her goals! Donations are still coming in, and being accepted, so the totals will be updated in the next several weeks. If you’d like to make a donation click here.

Patrick suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of an uninsured driver backing a car over him, when he was a child.



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