By Emil Sher
Based on an award-winning radio drama and inspired by a true story, Mourning Dove explores the unspeakable dilemma faced by Doug Ramsay, the father of a severely disabled girl. A wheelchair-bound life of pain and surgery is all 12-year-old Tina Ramsay has ever known, and Doug is not convinced her next operation, coolly described by Tina’s doctor as a “salvage procedure”, will make any difference. His wife, Sandra, believes it’s their only choice. Keith, a family friend with developmental disabilities, cherishes Tina and is carving a dove to accompany her during rehab.