On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Ruben (39) was involved in a serious work-related accident, changing the course of his life forever. While at his job on a construction site, steel plates with a weight of more than 3,500 lbs. apiece fell onto Ruben, severing both of his feet. Following the immediate assistance of co-workers and emergency personnel, he was swiftly transported to a local hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery to save his life. Ruben is now in stable condition, but his battle has only just begun. In the coming days, he will undergo additional surgeries to ensure the safety of his future.
Ruben is a loving husband and father of four. His wife, Sandra, and children, Sofia, Gabriella, Ruben Jr. and Elena, have gone through the unimaginable. From the very beginning, their courage has been nothing short of remarkable. The Ortiz family has shown even in the worst times, the love and support of each other is most important.
The future of Ruben and his family holds many obstacles. Adjusting to this new course of life will bring countless difficulties; financial worries should not be one of them. With your help, we hope to raise enough money to allow the Ortiz family to focus on restoring a sense of normalcy in their lives.
We welcome contributions of any amount, and encourage the continued help with spreading the message of this effort across all networks. All contributions raised through this endeavor will be matched by an anonymous organization.
Thank you for your support!
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