As promised here is Chapter 5!
Since Rosalie had invited Sarah and her parents for dinner, she closed the café earlier. Rosalie had informed her that if she wasn’t up to par yet, she didn’t need to attend the dinner. Sarah had told her yes, seeing as she was the couple’s wedding planner.
Throughout the day all Sarah could think about was Liam’s wedding. If she could only be granted a wish, she wanted it to be her saying ‘I do’ in front of Liam. But how could she? She wasn’t good enough for the man everyone adored. Unlike Madeline, Sarah was a withering flower hanging on to its last petal. She had accepted the fact that she was sick. When she found out five years ago, she thought her world had ended. Who would accept a disease such as Parkinson’s? It crushed her to know that she would not be able to live the normal life she had always dreamt of.
It was rare for her age, to get Parkinson’s disease, but sadly for Sarah she had been diagnosed when she was twenty. It was her second year in college when her symptoms first started showing up. The sudden tremors and uncontrollable shaking had appeared first. Sarah thought it was just fatigue and tiredness from her busy schedules, but clearly she was wrong. One of her classmates noticed and had informed her about the possibility of her having Parkinson’s. She laughed it off saying it was impossible since she was young, but all that were proven wrong after getting a checkup. The doctored had sadly informed her of the she was suffering from Parkinson’s. Sarah at first couldn’t believe it and decided to have another doctor check, but the results were the same. She had been diagnosed with an incurable disease called Parkinson’s.
Not knowing what to do and showing more symptoms, she decided it would be best to return home. She didn’t want to burden her parents of the disease, but knew they had the right to know. Jonathon and Heather were quite surprised when Sarah returned. She was scared to let them know, but in the end she had told them the truth.
Sarah’s mother could not believe it. She knew the disease ran in her family but she never would have imagined her daughter actually acquiring it so early. Heather knew how horrible a disease Parkinson’s was. It broke her heart knowing her only daughter suffered from it.
Despite knowing her limitations now, Sarah strived to live as normally as possible. She moved back after dropping out of college. She sought after treatments that could prolong her life, and it had been successful in the first two years. Her parents had also persuaded her to inform the Phillips; since they were family. The couples were heartbroken upon hearing Sarah’s condition. Rosalie took it the hardest since she had been so close to Sarah. She wanted to immediately tell Liam about it, but Sarah wouldn’t let her. In the end she had made a promise to keep it a secret.
It was a routine checkup for Sarah this morning. For the past years only her right side of the body showed the most symptoms but lately the other side has as well. She knew that as the disease progressed it would affect the rest of her. She had been sleeping less, had trouble with writing the simple things and seemed to have trouble standing. The past month she had been checking in with her doctor to have more tests done and the result came in today. Sarah knew that Liam had arrived; she wanted to at least seem normal to him if ever they meet.
“Hello Dr. Wallace,” Sarah greeted as she took a seat in the clinic room.
Dr. Wallace smiled cheerfully at Sarah, “Morning Sarah, how have you been lately?”
“Good,” she simply replied, “Haven’t gotten much sleep lately but other than that I’m fine.”
The doctor smiled before turning to his report. He knew it wasn’t good news, but she needed to know. “Sarah, the medications we’ve been trying lately has not given good results.”
Sarah nodded, “Okay…”
“Sarah, the latest treatment we’ve given you has not improved your situation.” Dr. Wallace explained, “The dopamine treatment failed to lessen the showing of symptoms. Your test also shows the disease has been progressing much faster than normally. It’s rare for this disease to progress in this much speed, but sadly yours have. The neurons in your brain have drastically fallen.”
|Matt Lanter||as Liam Phillips|
|Katie Cassidy||as Sarah Jameson|
|Jessica Stam||as Madeline Beau|
|Julia Roberts||as Rosalie Phillips|
|Pierce Brosnan||as David Phillips|
|Kate Winslet||as Heather Jameson|
|Leonardo DiCaprio||as Jonathon Jameson|