When Dr. Drew Carter (Mel Fair) tragically lost his ten-year old son in a car accident while his wife was driving, he didn't expect to lose his whole family as well. Since the accident, his wife, Julia (Musetta Vander), has become emotionally absent from Drew and their daughter, Kayla (Aubyn Cole). When Dr. Miller (Lee Majors) refers Johnny (Jerry Phillips), a foster child with leukemia, to Drew, the wheels start to turn and Drew sees a chance to heal his family. Because Julia remains in a perpetual guilt-ridden state grief, she is opposed to the idea of adopting this terminally ill boy. With Kayla feeling increasingly more rejected by her own mother and Drew growing more distant from his wife, he decides to take matters into his own hands and adopts Johnny for better or for worse. Johnny doesn't know what he is in for, but is convinced he is here for a special mission; a mission that is revealed when he enters Dr. Carter's world.