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Robert Gloria Ruckman ~ Amalia Leal

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A gas line exploded and blew up ...the house where a GREAT teacher at Arvin High school lived. His wife (Gloria Ruckman), mother-in-law (Amalia Leal), and newborn baby are in the hospital. The 3 week old Baby is ok as the News has Reported Gloria protected the baby from the fire.  Gloria and Amalia are in the hospital burn unit. The house (they just finished building a few months ago) is destroyed. The family is Robert & Gloria Ruckman. They are truly a wonderful family and Robert is the locally famous, We-The-People coach who has received lots of media attention for his excellent teaching and coaching. As a side note, he had built the entire house himself.
Amalia is a dedicated mother and employee of the Arvin Family Resource Center. I know in my heart that this is a story of two extremely strong woman protecting their family.
Robert was not present when the accident happened.
Please help pray for the family during this devastating time. 

Please contact Patricia Rivera via Facebook for any physical donations you would like to help with.  They will need to start over with Newborn Baby Boy items, housing, and clothing for Mom and Dad.

I am truly honored to start this page for this AMAZING family.

With respect for the family we are asking you to use the above resources in order to HELP and give time for the family to heal and process this unfortunate accident.  Also to protect the family's privacy I will be unable to answer any health, accident questions or details.


  • Greg Bernstein
    • $100 
    • 8 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Patricia Rivera
Bakersfield, CA
Robert Ruckman

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