Young and quirky Louisa "Lou" Clark moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will's cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.
[Louisa is sat on Will’s lap as they twirl around on dance floor]
William Traynor: Move closer.
[Louisa leans in closer]
William Traynor: You know you never would have let those breasts so near to me if I wasn’t in a wheelchair.
Louisa Clark: Oh, yeah, well, you know you never would have even looking at these breasts if you hadn’t been in a wheelchair.
William Traynor: What! Of course I would.
Louisa Clark: No, you wouldn’t. You wouldn’t. You would have been too busy looking at the leggy blonds, the ones you can smell an expense account at forty paces. And anyway, I would have been over there serving the drinks, one of the invisibles. Am I right?
William Traynor: Yes, but in my defense I was an ass.
Louisa Clark: Yep.
William Traynor: Do you know something, Clark? You are pretty much the only thing that makes me want to get up in the morning.
**Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is a condition where the cushioning discs between the vertebrae of the spinal column either bulge or burst (herniate) into the spinal cord space. These discs then press on the nerves running through the spinal cord causing pain, nerve damage, and even paralysis**