She is a 17 year old Russian orphan living in an orphanage in the
Kaluga region of Mishovsk.
Soon Luba will have to leave the orphanage. She has rare
muscle disease that causes
her body to shake. When she gets upset or nervous, the
shaking becomes worse and is
also followed by severe headaches. We were told by the orphanage
director that she cannot function on her own in society and has no one
to take care of her. Soon she will be sent to an handicapped home
where she will probably stay for the rest of her life.
These homes are not very
pleasant places to live in. This is one of many bad circumstances
that these kids will have to face as they leave the orphanage.