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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees gave a Southern California teenager a life-changing surprise Friday (May 11) when he surprised Alex Ruiz with a prosthetic leg. The former San Diego Charger was at a Del Mar flag football event when ...

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Old 05-16-2018, 08:46 PM   #1
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees gave a Southern California teenager a life-changing surprise Friday (May 11) when he surprised Alex Ruiz with a prosthetic leg.

The former San Diego Charger was at a Del Mar flag football event when he grabbed the microphone.

"Surprise," he shouted.

Brees gave Ruiz a walking prosthetic, then said once Ruiz gets the hang of it he will receive an athletic prosthetic to begin training with.

Ruiz suffered a severe leg injury while rolling out at quarterback and being tackled during an October 2017 game. The injury led to his foot being amputated.

Yet Brees and Ruiz were able to have a catch Friday.



"If there's anything above cloud nine that's where I'm at right now," Ruiz told reporters.

Brees is excited to have Ruiz walking again, but he has bigger goals for Ruiz.

"It's going to allow him to walk around, get around, and then eventually get to the point where he's able to play football again," Brees said. "Because ask him right now and there's no denying the look in his eye that that's what he wants to do."

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Old 05-17-2018, 02:57 PM   #2
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This is an awesome story. I watched it broadcast on TV. Drew is the man in more ways than one. I'd bet he's even a giving lover.......
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Well done Drew.

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That's awesome !
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:22 PM   #5
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Nice one Drew! Alex is going to remember that day for the rest of his life!
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