Supporting The Ruiz Family

Campaign Created by: Whitney Albright
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The funds from this campaign will be received by Edward Ruiz II.


Goal : $7,500

Raised : $16,730

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Many of you have heard of my sister's sudden passing on Sunday, March 28th.  Her husband, Edward Ruiz, will have many unexpected expenses in the coming months, including funeral expenses, medical bills, and the the sudden loss of Heidi's disability income that was a part of their monthly budget.  

Heidi's challenging health journey began as a 2 year old when she was diagnosed with leukemia.  Over the next 32 years, Heidi courageously trusted Jesus to give her the strength to endure many health trials.  Much of her story since 2012 can be read about in her Caring Bridge journal, "Heidi's Hope".

Her husband wrote a beautiful letter about her entering her Savior's arms on 3/28/21 that I wanted to share here, for those of you who do not have a caring bridge login.  

Dear Friends and Family,
This is the day the Lord has made and it is also the day the Lord was pleased to bring Heidi home to Him in Glory. 
You may know Heidi was hospitalized on Saturday and though things seemed “under control” at first, her condition worsened very rapidly and suddenly today.
She suffered a cardiac arrest around 1pm today. Though they we able to revive her and prep her emergency surgery to address what appeared to the culprit behind her decline (namely, an issue with her bowel), she suffered another arrest in the OR, but they were unable to revive her.
We can remember that old hymn, “what’er my God ordains is right”.  For reasons beyond our understanding, God wanted her home today, and not a moment too soon or late. 
Heidi’s Hope rested in Jesus, the author and perfecter of her faith. It is fitting that we are nearing a celebration of the most important event in the history of the universe: the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. This is what Easter is all about and this was Heidi’s Hope.
She is in glory. 
She is with Jesus.
She is worshiping her creator in a way that you and I can only long for.
If you are in Christ — you will see her again someday. 
Because Christ has risen, death no longer has the last say; because he is risen, the sting of death has lost its power; because Jesus is risen we have a hope that will never perish, spoil or fade...this was Heidi’s Hope, the hope of Heaven.
You can pray for all our family as we grieve together.
It’s all still quite surreal. We will provide further updates when we have them. 


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