Having recovered from her stroke, Rachel decides to make the train trip back to Avonlea from Saskatoon despite it being the middle of winter. On the train close to Williston, Nova Scotia, Rachel suffers another stroke and is taken to a local hospital. Without identification on her and without the ability to speak, Rachel is listed at the hospital as a Jane Doe. Believing she may die alone and unknown in the hospital, she instead decides to sneak away and take the train back to Avonlea. She barely makes it home. Despite her precarious health and based on the urging of Davey and Dora, Hetty decides that Rachel should stay in Avonlea at Rose Cottage rather than Robert coming to take her back to Saskatoon. Because Rachel requires around the clock care, Hetty will need the assistance not only of Davey and Dora, but others to take care of Rachel while maintaining some semblance of their regular lives. But over the long run, all, including Rachel, will have to decide who is best equipped to ...