Joe O'Brien is a 44-year-old police officer, devoted husband, proud father of four adult children. Joe begins experiencing strange physical and emotional symptoms. The neurologist diagnoses Huntington's Disease. It is a neurodegenerative disease with no cure, and is genetic. As Joe's symptoms worsen, he struggles to maintain his identity and sense of purpose. Each family member must reexamine their values and relationships as they learn to lead lives not defined by fear, but instead, by love.
Families of the terminally ill -- Fiction.
Genetic disorders -- Diagnosis -- Fiction.
Huntington's disease -- Patients -- Fiction.
Irish American Catholics -- Fiction.
Police -- Massachusetts -- Fiction.
Terminally ill -- Fiction.