He’s a winner! Ruggles rebounds to rule the roost

Monroeville seventh-grader seriously injured after falling 15 to 20 feet from a grain bin in June becomes a top poultry state exhibitor in August.
Aaron Krause
Aug 8, 2014

 

About 10 days after health care providers placed 12-year-old Nevan Ruggles under intensive care, he awoke from a sedation sate.

When he awoke, he asked his father how his chickens were doing. They were obviously in top-notch shape -- and he is expected to be as well, said the youngster's father, Marc.

It's been less than two months since the Monroeville seventh-grader fell roughly 15 to 20 feet from a grain bin on June 12. He suffered a broken femur, a broken arm and broken eye socket bones after he hit his head on a concrete foundation. He didn't suffer a concussion or any brain damage and was conscious after the accident.

He's now not only out of the hospital, but the youngster was named outstanding market exhibitor for chickens Sunday at the Ohio State Fair.

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JMOP

I'm very grateful to read this! I'm so happy he's not just recovering, but thriving!

Congratulations Nevan!!

Cliff Cannon

Nevan obviously you raise state champion chickens, which is a good thing. What no one can ever say of you is that you are a chicken. Your courage, drive & determination is an inspiration to us all and I for one thank you for that.

TheGravyWhisperer

...Great local news story and a promising outlook for Nevan ...way to go kiddo!