The story of a young couple's struggle with the knowledge that their eight-year-old son Ben, a hemophiliac, has contracted AIDS. Claire Madison (Linda Hamilton) is a young mother with three hemophiliac sons. She and her husband Greg (Richard Thomas), a construction worker, have tried to raise the boys to live as normally as possible. But their lives are turned upside-down when the eldest son, Ben, falls ill during a vaccination and is diagnosed with AIDS. From the moment on, in addition to coping with the ramifications of the disease - the constant hospital visits, the fears of neighbours and school officials - Claire and Greg realise that they have a more important mission: to put aside their own grief and fears and prepare Ben to face his approaching death with the same love and courage with which they had been preparing him to face life.