Make-A-Wish gives teen chance to see a surfing pig in Hawaii - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Make-A-Wish gives teen chance to see a surfing pig in Hawaii

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

An Arizona teenager battling cerebral palsy and mitchondrial myopathy got the ride of a lifetime when he flew to Hawaii in March to fulfill his dream of seeing a surf contest.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation had intended to grant 16-year-old Ashton Anderson's wish of seeing a surf contest at Kewalo Basin, but small waves canceled the planned contest. Instead, several surfers from the Hawaii Surf Association decided to hold their own surf session just for Anderson.

Next, AccesSurf -- a nonprofit organization that aims to empower people with disabilities by providing adaptive surfing -- helped Anderson catch his first wave. Kama, the famed surfing pig, and his owner Kai Holt also joined Anderson for the experience.

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