The Gabriel Ruiz Knee Surgery Fund

GABRIEL RUIZ KNEE SURGERY FUND

Gabriel Ruiz is a teenager who has lived most of his life on the streets and in orphanages in Honduras. We met Gabriel when we traveled to the island of Roatan two years in a row and fell in love with him.  He wanted to study in the U.S. and came to this country last year on an international student visa.  He has a very loving spirit and a uniquely optimistic and happy nature.  Gabriel has been living with our family and studying in the U.S. for over a year and he is doing very well in his academics and overall functioning.

Sadly, Gabriel tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus playing soccer, which required extensive knee surgery in June, 2018.  Unfortunately, the two insurance providers do not cover the majority of the medical expenses.   

WE ARE FUNDRAISING FOR THE UNCOVERED MEDICAL EXPENSES, WHICH TOTAL APPROXIMATELY $59,000 (INCLUDING PHYSICAL THERAPY) WITH THIS GOFUNDME ACCOUNT.

Please feel free to share this on Facebook or with anyone you feel might be able to help with Gabriel's medical expenses fund.

The link to the original video of Gabriel is also included below: 

file:///C:/Users/Heidi/Desktop/Gabe%20Ruiz%E2%80%99s%20Journey%20from%20Honduras%20to%20Ojai%20on%20Vimeo.html 

Thank you!

Warmly,

Heidi, Larry and Nate Rhoades AND Gabriel Ruiz

Donations

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  • Ben, Carol Ekeland 
    • $100 
    • 22 mos
  • john coray 
    • $100 
    • 24 mos
  • Kristi & Jim Walsh Mannes 
    • $100 
    • 25 mos
  • Deborah Senior 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
  • Lori Haugh 
    • $100 
    • 35 mos
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Organizer

Heidi Allison-Rhoades 
Organizer
Oxnard, CA
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