A STORY OF UNDYING LOVE IN THE FACE OF ADDICTION.
Growing up in the farming town of Fort Morgan, Colorado, Cassy Bustos always feels like an outsider, troubled by unhappiness and buried trauma. One night when Cassy is 18, a friend invites her to try methamphetamine. Suddenly, it’s the one thing that makes her feel normal, confident, like she belongs. Cassy’s prolonged use of meth transforms her life: she engages in risky behavior, pushes her family away, and attempts suicide.
From time to time, she tries to get sober, then relapses.
Her parents, Mel and Sherree Bustos, try to help Cassy, but struggle with what to do. Whether they kick Cassy out of the house or deliver food when she’s out of money, they sense that a bad end is looming. Mel thinks, “She’s either going to end up dead or in jail." One day, they get a frantic phone call, rush to the hospital, and learn that Cassy has been involved in a violent crime.
How do Cassy and her family navigate pain, loss and dramatic change?
What does it really mean to love unconditionally?
"FOR A LONG TIME, I DIDN'T CONSIDER MYSELF WORTHY OF LOVE OR FORGIVENESS. I DIDN'T KNOW THE POWER OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE."
- Cassy Bustos