We’re pausing our social media and any posts to the website through the weekend in honor of the passing of Kandis “Cookie” Ruiz. Kandis was an early lover of our site & she told everyone she met about us. You’d often find her at events handing out shirts, stickers & evangelizing us.
Personally, we watched her grow in the sport of rugby from a young athlete to a mature experienced player. We were also lucky enough to play alongside her, coach & call her a friend. She loved to play but will be remembered for her love of life off the pitch the most. #withyou
We started a collection of our favorite photos, if you have any to add, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Kandis’ battle through and how you can support her family through her Caringbridge site.
As a reminder, here are additional ways for you to celebrate Kandis:
Donate to Kyliana’s college fund – send paper checks made out to Kittery Ruiz to the following address: 1836 S Ironton St, Aurora, CO 80012. You can put in the memo the purpose of the check. Also, if you want to share a special memory or card, please consider sending that along with your check.
Share video messages, photos etc with Kittery and family – upload them to
In lieu of floral arrangements – donate to the following non-profits in Kandis’ honor:
Wounded Warrior Charitable Organization – Please contact their Program Manager, Mr. Willie Jordan by phone (703-853-0098) or email (email@example.com) to donate to the USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment
Colorectal Cancer Alliance – https://impact.ccalliance.org/give/266249/