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Drew Brees Gifts High School Amputee with First Prosthetic Leg

A high school quarterback’s day has been made after receiving his first prosthetic leg from professional football player, #DrewBrees.
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Last Friday, Alex Ruiz says he was “above cloud nine” when his favorite football player, Brees, gifted him with a prosthetic leg after it was amputated. Ruiz is a quarterback at Linfield Christian High School in Temecula, California, who had his leg removed below the knee after suffering a severe injury during an October game.
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While Ruiz was at a flag-football game, Brees surprised the teen with his new mobility. Ruiz even tried his leg out for the first time playing catch with Brees. Once Ruiz gets comfortable with his prosthetic leg, he intends to transition it into an athletic prosthetic and eventually start playing ball again.
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“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 told San Diego reporters. “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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