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Crystal Ruiz Mills Relief Fund

From South Florida Fixed:

Crystal Ruiz-Mills, was struck by a motorist at this past weekends Broward County Critical Mass. She is in the hospital with broken vertebrates and has already had surgery to replace the shattered L1 bone in her back. She is suffering through a lot of pain and discomfort. On top of all that. Crystal has a family. Two sons and a really cool husband, Andy. I have set up a donation through the PayPal link below. We can help them through these tough times. Like most of us, Crystal is not covered under any insurance plan. So anything will help.

Crystal has most likely brewed your espresso shots, or poured your morning coffee once or twice if you live in the Fort Lauderdale area. She works at Brew Urban Cafe in Victoria Park. She and her family ride their bikes everywhere because they don’t have a car. She is local artist and photographer. She is an unselfish, caring woman with a giant heart. Anything helps. Thank you.

Visit www.southfloridafixed.com for more info.

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  1. Patrick KennedyMay 5, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Haven’t found anything in the local (Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beach) news about this yet. They only really report accidents if deaths are involved… and there were one or two of those in the last week, too. And when it does reach the news, the anti-bike brigade comes out in force to blame the cyclist.

    It’s a total tragedy.

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  3. Nick SortalMay 5, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    hey, patrick. cops didn’t give us the report yet, and Ryan didn’t want to talk about it, i’m told. our city reporter is on it. I need more info on thurs night event at brew,
    i’ll call ryan thurs. morning. also, would love to talk to the husband… want to get word out, re: benefits.

    nick sortal nsortal@sun-sentinel.com

  4. southfloridafixedMay 6, 2010 at 8:12 am


    Is the only write up regarding the CM and the accident. This is from May 2. They don’t even elaborate on the injuries!

  5. southfloridafixedMay 9, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Here is an updated Sun Sentinel article:


    Read the comments. There are some stupid people in South Florida..

  6. meligrosaMay 16, 2010 at 3:29 am


    my thoughts with you&your familia crystal
    get well soon – luv <33

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