We want to thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about The Angel Gabriel Foundation. Words fail us. We are humbled and honored by how poetically God has been able to give us beauty for our ashes. We believed that we had lost everything when we lost Gabriel, but it turns out, both our family and Gabriel have actually gained so much more. Through the foundation, we aspire to use everything that strengthened and inspired Gabriel to touch others that are faced with the same battle. We also aspire to take everything that hindered him, and use it for good, to positively impact and change lives.
Our hope is not only that Gabriel’s legacy is never forgotten, but that we show what an influential force the power of presence is, just as it was to Gabriel. With your help, we hope to continue to touch many lives in his honor.
Yolanda Ruiz &
Yolanda Ruiz works in communications with the Internal Revenue Service. She conducts small business workshops in the Hispanic community and helps to address the tax concerns & issues of small business owners. Yolanda also has prior experience as an auditor. She holds a bachelor degree in accounting from the University of Texas. Yolanda loves to volunteer and give back to the community because she says it is immensely rewarding and fulfilling. Her deep desire to make a difference in this world catapulted her to join forces with her daughter to establish the Angel Gabriel Foundation, in honor of her brother, Gabriel Ruiz. Through her experience caring for her brother during his treatments, she is able to provide compassionate care to the foundation's recipients. She never wants those battling cancer to lack resources or to feel alone and she is dedicated to making sure that through the Angel Gabriel Foundation, they never will.
Judith Ruiz-Branch is a passionate media expert specializing in the field of broadcast journalism. She has experience in all mediums of media including, television, radio, print, online and social media and has worked for CLTV, WGN-TV, WBEZ Radio, Rivet Radio, Crain's Chicago Business, and most recently, in Public Relations for Better Business Bureau in Chicago. She holds a bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia College. After spending the first 3 years of her career in news, Judith knew she wanted to do something more to make a difference in the world, and after her Uncle passed away from cancer in 2011, God revealed to her how she could do just that. Her passion for helping others inspired Judith and her mother to establish the Angel Gabriel Foundation, in his honor. After experiencing the challenges that come with supporting family members affected by cancer, Judith's desire is to stand in the gap for those affected by cancer and their families, in their fight, and beyond.