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Amputee lives out a dream: plays catch with Saints' Drew Brees


Last updated 5/13/2018 at 7:25am

A former Temecula high school quarterback who lost his leg after a terrible injury lived out a dream Friday when he got to toss a football around with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in Del Mar.

"It's beyond a dream come true,'' former Linfield Christian quarterback Alex Ruiz told KCAL-9 on Friday during a flag football game in Brees' flag football league.

The game, during which he was presented with a prosthetic leg from the Challenged Athletes Foundation, comes three months after doctors amputated Ruiz's leg.

The injury that led to the amputation happened Oct. 6 during a game ag...

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