Voula has recently been diagnosed with motor neurone disease. A Greek mother of two children, she stubbornly insists on continuing on as she did before, cooking and working. A bad fall at work costs her her job; she takes offense at one of her relatives bringing her food, declaring that she can cook for herself. Meanwhile, the family has no success in finding Iplex, an experimental drug that was patented and kept off the market.
After another bad fall, Voula is wheelchair-bound, dependent on her family to care for her. She feels that she is dying, and asks her daughter to make Voula's famous cherry flan, and drifts off as she waits for it.
Writing Disability in Australia:
|Type of disability||Motor neurone disease.|
|Type of character||Primary.|
|Point of view||Third person.|