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This is Ruben. He's one of my best little friends in the whole wide world. He fights DIPG (a terminal brain tumor). Ive made countless visits to him at his home in Woodland California and have gotten super close to him and his family. I've tried everything possible in my power to put a smile on his face. There isn't a toy I haven't brought him. I remade his room over to be more Spider-Man themed. I sent him and his family of 5 to a fully paid trip to Disneyland so he could meet Mickey for the first time. I've spent so much time at his side, he views me as his best friend (and that I AM!). But today was difficult to swallow. His mother informed me early this morning that Ruben doesn't qualify for the possible life saving treatment in mexico they were banking on due to the fact that his tumor has grown out of control. Doctors across the board have instructed his mother and father to just enjoy the time they have with him. My heart shattered listening to his mother tell me all of this in tears over the phone. I shed tears as I told his mother that I'd switch places with him if god let me 😞 I'm praying for a miracle and I need all of you to do the same 🙏 God please grant Ruben this chance to live. Amen. Goodnight and God Bless world. (Follow Rubens story by searching "Prayers for Ruben" on FB). #HeartOfaHero #Spiderman #RubenContreras #RubenStrong #DIPG #DIPGawareness #ChildhoodCancerAwareness #PediatricCancerAwareness #Life #Love #friends #Miracles #Lord #GodHelpUs #family #Woodland #Ca #prayersforrubencontreras #Prayers #PrayForAMiracle

Today I made a visit to my good little buddy Ruben in Woodland California. He's 7 years old and is battling DIPG (A terminal form of pediatric Brain Cancer). If you recall, I sent him and his entire family of 5 to Disneyland and today was the first time I've seen him since he's been back so of course I wanted to hear all about it. Needless to say Ruben and his family had a blast! It was awesome watching their eyes light up just talking about it. Ruben wanted to show me his room which brings me to this picture. I got Into his brothers bed, pulled the covers over myself and made fart noises while saying "I'm farting in your brothers bed!" And he just cracked up! I absolutely LOVE his smile and sound of his laughter. Its genuine! I missed him and it was great to see him today. His family is selling T-Shirts to help them pay for medical bills as well as pay for things ruben wants to experience in life. If you'd like to buy one of his support shirts please message his mother @jj21986 directly about it! More pictures coming soon from today's visit with Ruben!! God Bless #HeartOfaHero #SpiderMan #Ruben #RubenStrong #DIPGawareness #DIPG #DefeatDIPG #Love #Smiles #Memories #friends #WoodlandCa #Woodland #Ca #TheWoo #YoloCounty #PediatricCancer #PediatricCancerAwareness

I go to war. I am a warrior on a battlefield that shows no mercy. Standing against faceless demons using weapons no armor can shield me from. The piercing of my soul is inevitable. I fight with my heart. ALL OF IT. I have given in to my instincts to protect the innocent leaving myself vulnerable in order to LOVE in its entirety. Placing myself between the evil and the children, I embrace all of the pain if it means their peace. So its war for me until its peace for me. God Grant Us Strength. #HeartofaHero #Spiderman #FightLikeAKid #RubenStrong #DIPG #love #War #SpiritualWarfare #Battle #TakeMeInstead

For my best friend this day will be remembered forever. Love you uncle Ruben rest easy bro no more pain. We will see each other again in heaven. #rubenstrong

A month ago I made my 4th visit to my little buddy Ruben. He's 6 and was diagnosed with a terminal form of brain cancer known as DIPG. I found out that he had never been to Disneyland and neither has any of his family members. So we at @heartofaheroinc were able to gift little Ruben and his family of 5 on a fully paid trip to Anaheim to visit the park. 5 roundtrip airfares, 1 rental van, 2 large rooms each with 2 king size beds, 5 2-day hopper pass tickets to Disney/California adventures, $500 spending cash and 5 custom shirts that read "Heart Of a Hero made my Disney dreams come true". Well TODAY was their first day at Disney and the pictures/videos I've been seeing his mother @jj21986 post have literally had me in tears of joy. Seeing little Ruben so happy alongside his family is just so so priceless. Knowing that we helped make these memories happen sits so close to my heart. Have fun little Ruben and family, spiderman loves you!!!! God bless world! #HeartOfAHero #Spiderman #RubensWish #RubenStrong #DIPGawarenss #DIPG #Love #Smiles #Joy #Priceless #Disney #DisneyLand #LA #anaheim #MickeyMouse #MinnieMouse #family #WeAreWithYou #Laugh #GoRubenGo #BeHappyOnUs #InspireOthers #Motivated #Blessed #God

I need all of you to Pray for my little buddy Ruben. If you recall, he's battling the most dreaded form of pediatric cancer of all known as DIPG. As of right now he has been hospitalized. He suddenly became very unresponsive and his family rushed him to the ER near their home in Woodland California. They are unsure of what caused the sudden onset of his severe symptoms but they SPECULATE it could either be a brain bleed, tumor progression or a mini Stroke but its too early to tell. A CT scan was done but they can't do an MRI because he's at high risk for serious complications under anesthesia. He hasn't really eaten since Wednesday morning and his status is literally hour to hour at this time. This is DIPG and I absolutely HATE it with all my heart!! Please everyone PRAY for ruben and his family tonight. If you wish to send positive messages to encourage his family you can reach his mother at @jj21986 ...KEEP FIGHTING RUBEN WE LOVE YOU!! #HeartOfaHero #Prayers #RubenStrong #DIPG #PediatricCancerAwareness #ChildhoodCancerAwareness #MoreThan4 #NotFair #ER #FightLikeRuben #FightLikeAKid #God #Blessings #MiracleNeeded #Faith #Hope #Love #Light #RubenContreras #Spiderman

I have one of the hardest callings in the world. Today I was reminded of that. I made a visit to Ruben out in Woodland California. I've visited Ruben MANY times since our first encounter. He's battling DIPG (a terminal form of brain cancer). Although I was upbeat for everyone there (especially Ruben), my heart weighed heavy. Its still heavy now as I write this from my own home. Watching Ruben through this journey and being there to hold his hand and help him in every way i possibly can has and will continue to be an honor but what's hard is how many things cancer has stripped him of since I last saw him. He can barely talk. He can't walk. He barely has energy to sit up on his own for long. Him smiling is even hard for him. He's also very angry with everyone now and when I kneeled down to ask him why, he just turned his head. I asked "Are you upset because you can't play like you used to? You can tell me". It broke my heart when he looked at me and shook his head yes. He's smart and is very aware of what's happening to him. I love him with all my heart and need ALL of you to pray for a miracle! I believe in Rubens ability to beat this with our prayers, his strength, his families love and Gods grace. AMEN! I love you Ruben and family!! Together we fight!! #HeartOfaHero #Spiderman #RubenStrong #RubenContreras #DIPG #ChildhoodCancerAwareness #PediatricCancerAwareness #Love #Smiles #Hope #Faith #GodsSoldier #God #Prayers #Blessings #miracle #woodland #Ca #FightLikeRuBen

While I've been in Seattle visiting hospitals the last few days, Rubens family has been enduring the difficult task of saying goodbye to their son via funeral services. Friday was the wake and today was the burial of my little friend. I was heartbroken by not being able to be there. My emotions have been fluctuating from high to super low ever since Ruben passed while ive been meeting new children fighting. I plan on being at Rubens balloon release tomorrow (as myself) to hopefully gain some closure. I need to cry. I need to let all of this pain go. After Rubens balloon release I have left 7 days open without having to be Spider-Man. This is where I'll rest. Its where I'll heal after a month of straight hell. I've said goodbye to 5 kids I loved with all my heart in just one month and my heart deserves a chance to bounce back. For now please send prayers up to Rubens family as the last week has been the most difficult of their entire lives. I love you Contreras family and I'll see you soon. Goodnight and god bless #RubenContreras #RubenStrong #Spiderman #HeartOfaHero #RIP #RestInPeace #GoneTooSoon #PediatricCancerAwareness #ChildhoodCancerAwareness #love #Hope #faith #Strength #Prayers #DearLord #SendAngels

This is sweet little Ruben Contreras as of right now. Ive posted about Ruben MANY times as I've been there for majority of his journey and fight with DIPG (a terminal brain tumor). He's only 7 years old and is currently at a hospital in Sacramento. Ive made more than a dozen visits to ruben, sent his family of 5 to Disneyland and have bought every toy in the book for him and his siblings. I've been summoned to be at his side one more time again as Spider-Man tomorrow. Tomorrow isn't about the toys. Its not about money anymore either. Its simply his old pal spiderman being there and it comforting him that much more. When I first began visiting Ruben almost a year ago, he was running around doing barrel rolls, playing and jumping. Every time I visited him, DIPG took something small away from him. Watching this happen over time is extremely difficult to see and NOT just for me but more for his mom @jj21986 , dad, brother, sister, and family. Please send massive amounts of prayers up for my little buddy. Say a prayer and list what part of the world you're in so we know this prayer is worldwide for ruben!! See you tomorrow my friend... #HeartOfaHero #RubenStrong #RubenContreras #DIPG #DIPGawareness #Love #MiracleNeeded #Prayers #Blessings #WorldwidePrayers #God #Light #Faith #Hope #MoreThan4 #Inspire #ChildhoodCancerAwareness #PediatricCancerAwareness

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While I've been in Seattle visiting hospitals the last few days, Rubens family has been enduring the difficult task of saying goodbye to their son via funeral services. Friday was the wake and today was the burial of my little friend. I was heartbroken by not being able to be there. My emotions have been fluctuating from high to super low ever since Ruben passed while ive been meeting new children fighting. I plan on being at Rubens balloon release tomorrow (as myself) to hopefully gain some closure. I need to cry. I need to let all of this pain go. After Rubens balloon release I have left 7 days open without having to be Spider-Man. This is where I'll rest. Its where I'll heal after a month of straight hell. I've said goodbye to 5 kids I loved with all my heart in just one month and my heart deserves a chance to bounce back. For now please send prayers up to Rubens family as the last week has been the most difficult of their entire lives. I love you Contreras family and I'll see you soon. Goodnight and god bless #RubenContreras #RubenStrong #Spiderman #HeartOfaHero #RIP #RestInPeace #GoneTooSoon #PediatricCancerAwareness #ChildhoodCancerAwareness #love #Hope #faith #Strength #Prayers #DearLord #SendAngels

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I go to war. I am a warrior on a battlefield that shows no mercy. Standing against faceless demons using weapons no armor can shield me from. The piercing of my soul is inevitable. I fight with my heart. ALL OF IT. I have given in to my instincts to protect the innocent leaving myself vulnerable in order to LOVE in its entirety. Placing myself between the evil and the children, I embrace all of the pain if it means their peace. So its war for me until its peace for me. God Grant Us Strength. #HeartofaHero #Spiderman #FightLikeAKid #RubenStrong #DIPG #love #War #SpiritualWarfare #Battle #TakeMeInstead

Everyone please lift prayers up for little Ruben. He is such an amazing kid with one of the strongest families I've ever met. This is an extremely tough time so please pray for strength and peace and a miracle over this family!❤️#Repost @rickymena
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This is Ruben. He's one of my best little friends in the whole wide world. He fights DIPG (a terminal brain tumor). Ive made countless visits to him at his home in Woodland California and have gotten super close to him and his family. I've tried everything possible in my power to put a smile on his face. There isn't a toy I haven't brought him. I remade his room over to be more Spider-Man themed. I sent him and his family of 5 to a fully paid trip to Disneyland so he could meet Mickey for the first time. I've spent so much time at his side, he views me as his best friend (and that I AM!). But today was difficult to swallow. His mother informed me early this morning that Ruben doesn't qualify for the possible life saving treatment in mexico they were banking on due to the fact that his tumor has grown out of control. Doctors across the board have instructed his mother and father to just enjoy the time they have with him. My heart shattered listening to his mother tell me all of this in tears over the phone. I shed tears as I told his mother that I'd switch places with him if god let me 😞 I'm praying for a miracle and I need all of you to do the same 🙏 God please grant Ruben this chance to live. Amen. Goodnight and God Bless world. (Follow Rubens story by searching "Prayers for Ruben" on FB). #HeartOfaHero #Spiderman #RubenContreras #RubenStrong #DIPG #DIPGawareness #ChildhoodCancerAwareness #PediatricCancerAwareness #Life #Love #friends #Miracles #Lord #GodHelpUs #family #Woodland #Ca #prayersforrubencontreras #Prayers #PrayForAMiracle

This is Ruben. He's one of my best little friends in the whole wide world. He fights DIPG (a terminal brain tumor). Ive made countless visits to him at his home in Woodland California and have gotten super close to him and his family. I've tried everything possible in my power to put a smile on his face. There isn't a toy I haven't brought him. I remade his room over to be more Spider-Man themed. I sent him and his family of 5 to a fully paid trip to Disneyland so he could meet Mickey for the first time. I've spent so much time at his side, he views me as his best friend (and that I AM!). But today was difficult to swallow. His mother informed me early this morning that Ruben doesn't qualify for the possible life saving treatment in mexico they were banking on due to the fact that his tumor has grown out of control. Doctors across the board have instructed his mother and father to just enjoy the time they have with him. My heart shattered listening to his mother tell me all of this in tears over the phone. I shed tears as I told his mother that I'd switch places with him if god let me 😞 I'm praying for a miracle and I need all of you to do the same 🙏 God please grant Ruben this chance to live. Amen. Goodnight and God Bless world. (Follow Rubens story by searching "Prayers for Ruben" on FB). #HeartOfaHero #Spiderman #RubenContreras #RubenStrong #DIPG #DIPGawareness #ChildhoodCancerAwareness #PediatricCancerAwareness #Life #Love #friends #Miracles #Lord #GodHelpUs #family #Woodland #Ca #prayersforrubencontreras #Prayers #PrayForAMiracle

Please send prayer up for little ruben🙏🏽❤️#Repost @rickymena
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I have one of the hardest callings in the world. Today I was reminded of that. I made a visit to Ruben out in Woodland California. I've visited Ruben MANY times since our first encounter. He's battling DIPG (a terminal form of brain cancer). Although I was upbeat for everyone there (especially Ruben), my heart weighed heavy. Its still heavy now as I write this from my own home. Watching Ruben through this journey and being there to hold his hand and help him in every way i possibly can has and will continue to be an honor but what's hard is how many things cancer has stripped him of since I last saw him. He can barely talk. He can't walk. He barely has energy to sit up on his own for long. Him smiling is even hard for him. He's also very angry with everyone now and when I kneeled down to ask him why, he just turned his head. I asked "Are you upset because you can't play like you used to? You can tell me". It broke my heart when he looked at me and shook his head yes. He's smart and is very aware of what's happening to him. I love him with all my heart and need ALL of you to pray for a miracle! I believe in Rubens ability to beat this with our prayers, his strength, his families love and Gods grace. AMEN! I love you Ruben and family!! Together we fight!! #HeartOfaHero #Spiderman #RubenStrong #RubenContreras #DIPG #ChildhoodCancerAwareness #PediatricCancerAwareness #Love #Smiles #Hope #Faith #GodsSoldier #God #Prayers #Blessings #miracle #woodland #Ca #FightLikeRuBen

@Regrann from @rickymena - I have one of the hardest callings in the world. Today I was reminded of that. I made a visit to Ruben out in Woodland California. I've visited Ruben MANY times since our first encounter. He's battling DIPG (a terminal form of brain cancer). Although I was upbeat for everyone there (especially Ruben), my heart weighed heavy. Its still heavy now as I write this from my own home. Watching Ruben through this journey and being there to hold his hand and help him in every way i possibly can has and will continue to be an honor but what's hard is how many things cancer has stripped him of since I last saw him. He can barely talk. He can't walk. He barely has energy to sit up on his own for long. Him smiling is even hard for him. He's also very angry with everyone now and when I kneeled down to ask him why, he just turned his head. I asked "Are you upset because you can't play like you used to? You can tell me". It broke my heart when he looked at me and shook his head yes. He's smart and is very aware of what's happening to him. I love him with all my heart and need ALL of you to pray for a miracle! I believe in Rubens ability to beat this with our prayers, his strength, his families love and Gods grace. AMEN! I love you Ruben and family!! Together we fight!! #HeartOfaHero #Spiderman #RubenStrong #RubenContreras #DIPG #ChildhoodCancerAwareness #PediatricCancerAwareness #Love #Smiles #Hope #Faith #GodsSoldier #God #Prayers #Blessings #miracle #woodland #Ca #FightLikeRuBen - #regrann

I need all of you to Pray for my little buddy Ruben. If you recall, he's battling the most dreaded form of pediatric cancer of all known as DIPG. As of right now he has been hospitalized. He suddenly became very unresponsive and his family rushed him to the ER near their home in Woodland California. They are unsure of what caused the sudden onset of his severe symptoms but they SPECULATE it could either be a brain bleed, tumor progression or a mini Stroke but its too early to tell. A CT scan was done but they can't do an MRI because he's at high risk for serious complications under anesthesia. He hasn't really eaten since Wednesday morning and his status is literally hour to hour at this time. This is DIPG and I absolutely HATE it with all my heart!! Please everyone PRAY for ruben and his family tonight. If you wish to send positive messages to encourage his family you can reach his mother at @jj21986 ...KEEP FIGHTING RUBEN WE LOVE YOU!! #HeartOfaHero #Prayers #RubenStrong #DIPG #PediatricCancerAwareness #ChildhoodCancerAwareness #MoreThan4 #NotFair #ER #FightLikeRuben #FightLikeAKid #God #Blessings #MiracleNeeded #Faith #Hope #Love #Light #RubenContreras #Spiderman@rickymena

I always love seeing this little guy Ruben. I hate the fact that he's facing such a horrible monster like DIPG (a terminal form of pediatric brain cancer). The tears in his parents eyes literally bring me to my knees. Today I prayed over him and as I held back the tears, he looked up and interrupted my prayer by asking "Spiderman, are you crying?" 😟 He heard the sadness in my voice and was too smart to let it slide *sigh* His parents are trying to get him to parks, museums, take him on trips, and more so they can make memories with their son while they can (just in case). So they are selling his support shirts like the one I'm holding in this picture. If you bought one it would mean the WORLD to this family and little ruben! To purchase one just message his mother directly at @jj21986 and she will get it going for you! Let's help ruben live the life he deserves as a child!! Thank you all in advance and God Bless #HeartOfaHero #Spiderman #Love #PrayersForRuben #RubenStrong #DIPG #DIPGawareness #PediatricCancer #PediatricCancerAwareness #Woodland #California #YoloCounty #Smiles #Hope #Faith #Prayers #Ruben #TogetherWeCan #God #Lord #Blessings #Miracles

Little Ruben, you have my heart💕 #prayersforruben #Repost @rickymena ・・・
Today I made a visit to my good little buddy Ruben in Woodland California. He's 7 years old and is battling DIPG (A terminal form of pediatric Brain Cancer). If you recall, I sent him and his entire family of 5 to Disneyland and today was the first time I've seen him since he's been back so of course I wanted to hear all about it. Needless to say Ruben and his family had a blast! It was awesome watching their eyes light up just talking about it. Ruben wanted to show me his room which brings me to this picture. I got Into his brothers bed, pulled the covers over myself and made fart noises while saying "I'm farting in your brothers bed!" And he just cracked up! I absolutely LOVE his smile and sound of his laughter. Its genuine! I missed him and it was great to see him today. His family is selling T-Shirts to help them pay for medical bills as well as pay for things ruben wants to experience in life. If you'd like to buy one of his support shirts please message his mother @jj21986 directly about it! More pictures coming soon from today's visit with Ruben!! God Bless #HeartOfaHero #SpiderMan #Ruben #RubenStrong #DIPGawareness #DIPG #DefeatDIPG #Love #Smiles #Memories #friends #WoodlandCa #Woodland #Ca #TheWoo #YoloCounty #PediatricCancer #PediatricCancerAwareness

A month ago I made my 4th visit to my little buddy Ruben. He's 6 and was diagnosed with a terminal form of brain cancer known as DIPG. I found out that he had never been to Disneyland and neither has any of his family members. So we at @heartofaheroinc were able to gift little Ruben and his family of 5 on a fully paid trip to Anaheim to visit the park. 5 roundtrip airfares, 1 rental van, 2 large rooms each with 2 king size beds, 5 2-day hopper pass tickets to Disney/California adventures, $500 spending cash and 5 custom shirts that read "Heart Of a Hero made my Disney dreams come true". Well TODAY was their first day at Disney and the pictures/videos I've been seeing his mother @jj21986 post have literally had me in tears of joy. Seeing little Ruben so happy alongside his family is just so so priceless. Knowing that we helped make these memories happen sits so close to my heart. Have fun little Ruben and family, spiderman loves you!!!! God bless world! #HeartOfAHero #Spiderman #RubensWish #RubenStrong #DIPGawarenss #DIPG #Love #Smiles #Joy #Priceless #Disney #DisneyLand #LA #anaheim #MickeyMouse #MinnieMouse #family #WeAreWithYou #Laugh #GoRubenGo #BeHappyOnUs #InspireOthers #Motivated #Blessed #God

What's it all for? Its for YOU. In setting my own dreams aside to make yours come true, ive realized THIS was my dream. My being happy and sustaining happiness was buried under the heavy hearts of children and their families. If I am not shattered into a million pieces for you, I am not whole. Your joy is my joy. Your smile is mine and your pain is one we share. Its OUR pain. The greatest gift I can ever give you is my time. God is who sent me here and love is what keeps me coming back. In a world That's fixated on material items, we are proof that Love is the new Gold. Good morning and God Bless world #HeartOfAHero #Spiderman #YourDreams #love #smiles #InspireOthers #motivate #clarity #enlightenedmind #beautifuview #dreams #RubensWish #RubenStrong #Drive #Heart #why #God #Blessings #Blessed #MyVision

Children make our days brighter, homes happier, events and activities funner, love stronger, and the future worth living for. It goes without saying that every visit to every child brings us an immense amount of joy, inspiration, and strength, every time. As we approach the end of the year with Christmas time, our busiest time,coming up in just a couple of short weeks, its truly amazing that we will have seen over 8,000 children since Heart of a Hero began. It warms our hearts and we are honored to have not only brought love, joy, laughter, friendship, motivation, encouragement, and tons of surprises for these little heroes in need, but they have brought us the same in return. Thank you tiny heroes for blessing our lives by just being you and being our heroes, our friends, and our strength when we need it most! Good morning heroes; remember to always be the best hero you can be!
#HeartofaHero #heartofaheroinc #heroes #Spidey #Spiderman #goodmorning #love #joy #laughter #blessings #childrenmakelifeworthliving #friendship #motivation #surprises #encouragement #brighterdays #homeshappier #dreamscometrue #RubenStrong #TeamRuben #livetoinspire

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A dream is a wish your heart makes....
So it's only fitting that Spider-Man and the Heart of a Hero crew made our little hero buddy Ruben, who battles DIPG (a type of brain cancer), and his family's Disneyland Dream come true!! Spidey and his web crew swung on in to Woodland to reveal the big surprise complete with HoH Mickey and Minnie t-shirts for the whole family!! We are so blessed to have been able to make this happen for this AMAZING family. Our hearts are happy and we know theirs are too❤️
#HeartofaHero #heartofaheroinc #heroes #Spiderman #Spidey #webcrew #fightlikeakid #RubenStrong #Rubenswish #theContrerasfamilyisgoingtoDisneyland #disneylanddreamscametrue #blessed #happyhearts #livetoinspire

A dream is a wish your heart makes....
So it's only fitting that Spider-Man and the Heart of a Hero crew made our little hero buddy Ruben, who battles DIPG (a type of brain cancer), and his family's Disneyland Dream come true!! Spidey and his web crew swung on in to Woodland to reveal the big surprise complete with HoH Mickey and Minnie t-shirts for the whole family!! We are so blessed to have been able to make this happen for this AMAZING family. Our hearts are happy and we know theirs are too❤️
#HeartofaHero #heartofaheroinc #heroes #Spiderman #Spidey #webcrew #fightlikeakid #RubenStrong #Rubenswish #theContrerasfamilyisgoingtoDisneyland #disneylanddreamscametrue #blessed #happyhearts #livetoinspire

This made my whole day. My little buddy Ruben (who I've met several times as Spiderman ) from Woodland California had his mother send me this video. Listen closely and you'll hear him say "Happy Halloween SpiderMan". Ruben is battling DIPG (a terminal form of brain cancer) and we are ALL praying for a miracle!! I love you little ruben!! Prayers going way up! ☝ @jj21986 🙏 #HeartOfAHero #RubenStrong #happyhalloween #prayers #love #smiles #cutevoice #meltsmyheart #WoodlandCa #PrayersGoinUp #light #joy #compassion #passion #friends #mybuddy #trickortreat

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