How would you react? What would you say? And how would you control your emotions if you were given the devastating news that the person you loved had Motor Neurone's Disease?
A diagnosis of any one of the types of this disease is a death sentence; a cruel, creeping, relentless death sentence. Nicola Wood, the author of True Love Cruel Fate, reacted by saying "Whatever happens we are in this together." But they weren't; as her painfully honest account of her partner's fight against this implacable enemy records, the disease step by step, inch by inch dragged them apart.
But this book is not a depressing read - what shines through is the love these two people had for each other, and their fight to hold on to that love is inspiring. There is no known cure for Motor Neurone's Disease but as with so many other debilitating conditions modern medical science can keep people alive long after the time they have lost their dignity and control over their own destiny. This book asks the question that gets more and more important for our society to answer - why do people have to go to Switzerland do die with dignity?
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Arches Publishing (15 Jul 2009)