Ruth is about 5 or 6 years old.
Though she has not been officially diagnosed, it is believed she has cerebral palsy.
She was abandoned as an infant and is being cared for in an orphanage. She spends most of her days in bed and has not received any physical therapy for her condition. She smiles and interacts with her caretakers and the other children. She cannot sit up on her own and requires total care.