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  • Update: Alex Ruiz on the Road to Recovery

    Update: Alex Ruiz on the Road to Recovery

    We recently shared the story of Alex Ruiz, an incredible young man who was traumatically injured during a high school football game. Thank you to all who donated to help support him and his family during this challenging time. They are still accepting donations should anyone want to contribute.

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    We would like to share an update with you on his journey. The following is an article from The Press Enterprise.

    Despite Amputation, Ex-Temecula Linfield Quarterback Hopes to Play Again

    Former Linfield Christian School quarterback Alex Ruiz had a small group of people with him the day doctors amputated his right leg below the knee.

    There were his parents, Michael and Shirley Ruiz, and his grandfather, Guy Miali. And then there was someone who wasn’t a relative but a person he’d grown closer to since suffering a life-changing on-field injury — football coach DeChon Burns.

    “Our relationship has gone a lot deeper than coach and player,” Ruiz said. “It’s practically family.”

    Ruiz, who underwent a successful surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center on Monday, Feb. 26, hopes he’ll be seeing more of Burns this year.

    He plans to return to competitive sports — including football.

    “I want to play at the highest level,” Ruiz said.

    Adjusting after amputation
    Before his injury, Ruiz, a junior, was second in the league in passing yards and first in tackles.

    On the 15th play of an Oct. 6 game against Ontario Christian High, Ruiz tried stepping over a player with the ball in his hand but was brought down by opposing players, which caused him to dislocate his right knee and tear an artery.

    After undergoing surgery after the injury, Ruiz learned that hours without blood flow below his knee resulted in the loss of function in his foot. He chose partial amputation and a prosthetic leg rather than keeping his leg but walking with a limp.

    In the days before the more-than-four-hour surgery, Ruiz said he thought about what it would be like if he didn’t get the amputation.

    Then he looked at his limp and knew what he needed to do.

    “I’m completely confident this was the right decision,” he said.

    The first thing he did after waking up was remove the blankets and look at his new leg, staring at it for a while before thinking about his future.

    “This is the new normal and this is the beginning of me trying to play again,” he said.

    The soreness he endured was one of the most painful experiences of his life, Ruiz said, but his weeklong stay in the hospital wasn’t all bad.

    Ruiz’s meal of choice — a meal from Raising Cane’s featuring three chicken fingers, French fries, Texas toast and lemonade — was brought to him everyday by friends and family.

    Ruiz left the hospital Saturday, March 3, and returned to school Tuesday, March 6. The past few months have taught him a lot.

    “I was very impatient before,” Ruiz said. “I wanted to make everything happen as soon as it could. This has showed me that I’m not in control of everything.”

    He planned to visit a prosthetist Thursday, March 8, to pursue getting a prosthetic for daily use and another one for football.

    “I need it as soon as possible,” he said.

    Can he play again?
    Ruiz said he wants to resume playing a variety of sports next season.

    Burns said Ruiz will have the chance to compete for a spot on his football team.

    Ruiz still has the support of Chicago Bears’ tight end Zach Miller, who suffered the same injury as Ruiz last year.

    “He’s kinda pushing me to go for it,” Ruiz said. “I’m still pushing him to continue playing in the NFL.”

    More recently, Ruiz got a call from former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. The football player-turned-minor-league baseball player told Ruiz to not let anyone treat him differently because of his injury, Ruiz said.

    After graduation, Ruiz plans to attend college and study business, communications or journalism in hopes of becoming a sports analyst or TV show host such as ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith.

    Meanwhile, an online fundraiser has been launched to help Ruiz and his family pay for the prosthetics and other costs.

    If Ruiz achieves his dream and plays in a football game next season, Burns said he’ll probably “break out in tears.”

    “It will probably be one of the most ecstatic days of my life — right up there with getting married and having my children,” he said.

    Thank you to all who donated to help support him and his family during this challenging time. They are still accepting donations should anyone want to contribute. 

    Support Alex >>


    Read the original article here online. 

  • Automatic Gate Hardware and Accessories Installation Service & Repair in Long Beach

    Automatic Gate Hardware and Accessories Installation Service & Repair in Long Beach

    Automatic Gate Hardware and Accessories Installation Service & Repair in Long Beach

    Automated Gate Services, Inc., is prepared to take care of your automatic gate hardware and accessories installation service & repair in Long Beach. Automatic gate hardware and accessories installation may cover a wide range of services, from security products to aesthetic touches and personalization. Our team is proud to have expertise in many different areas of gated entry and access control. If you are interested in adding gate hardware and accessories to your existing gate, or from the very beginning of design, there is no better company to work with than ours.

    It truly takes expertise in many areas to design, install, and service automatic gates. Our specialists include:

    • Gate Automation Technicians
    • Electricians
    • Wrought Iron and Chain Link Installers
    • Concrete Cutting Technicians
    • Telephone Communications Technicians
    • Security Consultants, and
    • Lock and Key Technicians.

    The wealth of knowledge and experience on our team allows us to serve clients from maximum security locations, to gated communities and apartment complexes, commercial and industrial applications and more. Our company has many existing relationships with top manufacturers to make the process of adding any new hardware and accessories a simple process for you. From vehicle loop detectors, fire boxes and more, we have got you covered.

    Automated Gate Services, Inc., is prepared to take care of your automatic gate hardware and accessories installation service & repair in Long Beach, call us at (888 )428-3711 for your automatic gate needs. We recently celebrated our 38th anniversary of being in business, a testament to our workmanship, honesty, and professionalism.

  • Automated Gate Services Is Attending the 2018 CACM Expo at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim

    Automated Gate Services Is Attending the 2018 CACM Expo at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim

    Steve Johnson, President, is headed off to the 2018 CACM Expo at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, Ca. He is representing Automated Gate Services at booth # 521. The Expo started yesterday and goes until tomorrow the 16th – so stop by and say hello to Steve and our team! Don’t we look great in our new  branded jackets?

  • What Business Owners Look for in Remote Gate Installation Service & Repair in Chino

    What Business Owners Look for in Remote Gate Installation Service & Repair in Chino

    Our team specializes in a number of different automated gate applications. Our clients include maximum security locations, university campuses, gated communities, and everything in between. When business and property owners contact us for remote gate installation service & repair in Chino, while they might each have different goals, they usually have the same key features in mind.

    Convenience

    Remote gates are far more convenient than manual gates. Business owners appreciate the efficiencies they can provide, including hassle-free entry and exit without ever needing to step out of a vehicle. Remote gates also allow for the independent coming and going of staff and vendors – they often eliminate the need for a staffed entry.

    Security

    Remote gates provide additional security to properties and businesses in several aspects. The strong, physical barrier they provide bars entry and serves as a perimeter. In addition, remote gates control who can enter and leave the gate through various access control devices, in this case a remote device that can be assigned to individual employees or controlled by management. When paired with additional security and monitoring tools, the gate can provide robust data related to the gate, including who is given access and when.

    Aesthetics

    Gated entries offer an opportunity to set first impressions. Despite their mass, remote gates operate smoothly and can be designed to suit any aesthetic. Brand your remote gate with your business logo, or use it to improve the entry to your property with an elegant ironwork design.

    No matter your intended application, a remote gate installation offers several benefits. Automated Gates Services, Inc., has years of experience and will always go above and beyond to make your remote gate installation service & repair in Chino simple and effective, call us at (888) 428-3711 to learn more.