In this intimate portrait, Molly Weisgram describes her personal experience as caregiver, wife, and mother amidst sudden illness. On Valentine’s Day, Chris Maxwell, Molly’s husband and father of their four young children, was unexpectedly diagnosed with a severe case of Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Chris was immediately airlifted to the hospital, where he became a quadriplegic on a ventilator in less than a week.
Without any warning, Molly and Chris embarked on a dangerous journey—one they traveled together but separately, forced into the roles of patient and caregiver. During their shattering year-long experience, they faced uncertainty, trauma, and incomprehensible mystery. They also experienced deep truth, growth, and transformation.