Recovered – Penny Barber

Lisa (Penny Barber) gets out of bed gingerly, holding her hip and limping out of the room in pain. Doing the dishes at her kitchen sink she is greeted by her stepson Carl (Nathan Bronson), who asks: “Are you okay?”. “Everything’s fine”, she responds. “How’s your leg?”, he asks. “What leg?”, she jokes. “Mom, there’s no shame in getting hurt and getting better”, he stresses. “Who said that there was? I can take care of myself”, she retorts. “I can take care…I was in a serious car accident, okay?. I’m fine”, she insists. “There’s no shame in asking for help”, he says, leaving the room.