Tilly is waiting for Roo to pick her up at a museum after trying to study for a project. Roo is normally on time but not today. The would be coming down soon so Roo stopped to take photos and when she stopped driving. When she got back in the car, Tilly started sending tons of text like "where are you" and "hurry up!"
Im going to pick up Tilly!
Roo feels bad so she reaches over to send one small text "5 mins away." Just after she hit the send button she looked up and sees that she was drifting off the road and was about to hit a lady walking her dog! She swerves away from them but hears she hit the dog. There was another truck coming on the other side of the road and and turned out of the way and flipped into a ditch!
Roo is in the Hospital in New London and is stable. Tilly finds out her sister was in an accident and got a ride to the hospital. They spoke for a while unaware that the accident was caused by texting. Then Roo started shaking and and had a seizure that lead to a stroke. Then she is paralyzed. At first they thought she was in a comma then they realized she had locked in syndrome and she could only flick her eye so they got her a board and she could flick her eye on the letter for communication.
The Hospital in New London didn't have the doctors and technology to take of her anymore so she had to be taken to the hospital in Boston, 2 hours away.
Roo has been in the Boston hospital for 2 months now and they are getting new technology for Roo to use to communicate. They have to surgically implant a sensor that is connected to a computer system so it's like she can talk with her mind through the computer.
Finally, It is the end of summer and Roo's Doctor said she could make a trip back home to a photography show where he photos would be presented. She gets to see all of you friends and family for the first time since the accident. Then Roo's doctor tells her she will be able to complete her senior year at her school next year.