About the Project:
Forever Love is a 1998 television film, partially based on Anne Shapiro’s awakening, starring Reba McEntire and Bess Armstrong. Lizzie (Reba McEntire) and Alex Brooks (Tim Matheson) are a fairy tale young couple, wildly in love and the parents of a little girl named Emma. Without warning, Lizzie suffers a stroke at the age of twenty-four. Alex is informed by the hospital doctors that Lizzie has slipped into a deep coma and there is nothing to do but wait to see if she comes out of it. Determined to keep his vow to love Lizzie in sickness and in health, Alex decides to bring her home to care for her. Gail, Lizzie’s best friend, helps and consoles Alex. However, Gail’s help extends further when she aids in raising Emma as well. When Gail’s husband is killed in a car crash, Alex, Gail and Emma form a practical family unit of their own.