11-Year-Old Girl Becomes A Genie In Disguise When She Starts Granting Wishes For The Elderly.
Heroes don't have to wear capes and they don't have to fly across the night sky, saving unknowing citizens from the dangers of the night. Heroes don't have to be on the forefront of war, and they don't have to risk their lives fighting blazing fires. Heroes can come in just about any size, shape, or age. They can be your next door neighbor, or the person standing in front of you in the grocery line. But this story is about a hero that isn't even old enough to buy her own groceries. This story is about an 11-year-old girl who has turned herself into a genie of sorts, and in doing so, she has made the wishes of many different people come true.
Ruby Kate Chitsey is an 11-year-old girl who is making her mark on the hearts of people from all over.
You see, Ruby Kate's mom runs a company where she visits and assists the residents of five different nursing homes in Harrison, Arkansas. Ruby Kate sometimes goes with her mom on her visits to the nursing homes, but one weekend, in particular, changed Ruby Kate's life forever.
It's a well-known fact that elderly people who stay in government-funded nursing facilities aren't provided with very much money for "extras."
Ruby Kate has learned this at a very young age and has decided to do something about it. While she visiting one of the nursing homes with her mother, she had a very interesting interaction with a resident named Pearl.
Ruby Kate was visiting the nursing home when she noticed Pearl staring out of the window.
Ruby Kate looked out of the window to see what Pearl was staring so sadly at, but all she could see was someone walking their dog out to a car. Ruby Kate decided to ask Pearl what she was looking at.
“I asked Pearl, ‘What’s so important?'" explained Ruby Kate.
"She told me that it was her dog of 12 years, and she didn’t know the next time she would see it,” she said. “Pearl’s face was so sad. I thought that of all the things in this world Pearl could have, she would probably just ask for more visits with her dog," continued Ruby Kate.
Unfortunately, Pearl wasn't able to see her dog because she couldn't afford to take care of it on her own.
Elderly people who can't afford to pay for private accommodations must live in government-funded nursing facilities. Because they're funded by the government, people are typically only allotted $40 a month for "extras," which include haircuts, dog food, snacks, and even hearing devices.
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