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Gabriel Rios Biography

Last updated: 11/16/2011 11:00:00 AM

Gabriel Rios was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. One morning, when he was four years old, he attempted to fly: he jumped from the couch in the living room and landed in a huge glass vase that immediately burst into pieces, cutting his left eyelid. His grandmother, who was sitting on the same couch reading, began to scream, waking up Gabriel's parents who ran over to see what had happened. They quickly took him to the bathroom where they held him up with his back to them, facing the mirror. At the time, he didn't understand why he was being shown his own bleeding face. Later on, they took him to the hospital where, still dressed up as Superman, he received twelve stitches and an eye patch that resembled that of a pirate, which he kind of enjoyed.