Ruth Noonan is the mother of Daniel Noonan. Daniel was getting into his car, and driving off to work after saying goodbye to his mother. A terrible accident landed him in a Boston County Hospital. Daniel is declared brain dead, and the hospital discusses organ donation, with Ruth. Daniel was a registered donor. Once Dr. Miranda Foster, Dr. David Lee, and Ryan Abbott, arrive at the hospital in Boston, they learn that the recovery has been put on hold; it seems that Detective Shannahan from the Boston police Department has tied Daniel to an open murder case. He states that they need to collect evidence from the body to determine if he is guilty. As they are collecting evidence, Detective Shannahan approaches Miranda and Ruth with some questions. Miranda chastises him for being so mean to Ruth and he comments that she raised a criminal. The police have gathered their evidence and it turns out Daniel is guilty of murdering a young girl, Faith. They release the body and the team is now free to harvest the organs. Ruth is seen entering the hospital and stops to look at a wall with many names on it. Dr. Andy Yablonski approaches her and explains that this is where they honor the people who have donated their organs. She explains that she is Daniel's mother and Christy asked her here and Andy tells her that Christy is very excited to meet her. Andy tells her that Daniel's name will be added to the wall and she is happy.
(To the doctor about Daniel's registered donation) "No, but I'm not suprized. He was a good boy. Always thinking of other poeple. Never any trouble. Well, not much. Boys get into things, but he was never like his brothers. I failed with them, but Daniel was a good boy. They took my good boy. (Sobbing) My good boy."
(To Dr. Andy Yablonski) "I thought he was a good boy, but I really didn't know him."