The Tragic Wives' Swimming Club: My husband's motor neurone disease won't beat our family
Ruth Fitzmaurice has two extraordinary families. Her husband Simon is a filmmaker with advanced Motor Neurone Disease who can only communicate with his eyes via a computer. Together they have five children under the age of 10 and the family are kept afloat by a relentless army of nurses and carers that flow through their house in Greystones, on the East Coast of Ireland. And then there is Ruth's other family - her Tribe of amazing women.
Amidst the chaos and the pain that rules their lives, The Tragic Wives' Swimming Club congregate together - in summer and winter - on the sea steps at Women's Cove. Day after day, they throw themselves into the freezing Irish sea, sometimes naked (on a full moon), in that moment, to feel free. Later, they will share a flask of tea, teeth chattering, ready to take on the world once more.
Ruth joins Phillip and Holly to share her story, which could be on its way to the silver screen.