ALS- A nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function. In this disease, nerve cells break down, which reduces functionality in the muscles they supply. The cause is unknown. The main symptom is muscle weakness. Medication and therapy can slow ALS and reduce discomfort. There is no cure.
That was the first thing that popped up when I searched ALS online. This is just words that, I believe, don’t have an effect until it is you or your loved one being affected by this heartbreaking disease. I can not even begin to imagine how this disease destroys families.
Montpelier Tomorrow lets you into the lives of a family struggling to deal with this disease deteriorating a loved one. Colleen pretty much gives up her own life and moves in with her daughters family to take care of her son in law, Tony. He becomes very dependent on others and Colleen turns into his personal nurse, doing everything for him. Sandy and Colleen have never had a good relationship, being together everyday strains that even more.
Montpelier Tomorrow is not just about ALS. As the story goes on it completely turns into something unexpected. There was never a dull moment in this book for me. Every single time I tried to put it down, I just couldn’t. It’s not an easy read but it is a great story about love, family, lots of emotions, and relationships. It will make you realize how special each person in your life really is.
If you haven’t read Montpelier Tomorrow yet, check it out. Marylee MacDonald is a gifted writer that I will be following from now on.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.