This story is based in a hospital in a small town near the ocean. Amelia Marie Smith was born with DiGeorge Syndrome: heart defects and poor/no immune system function. Children born with this disease hardly make it past middle childhood. She was as fragile as glass, a porcelain doll needing gentle care. Melia's parents isolated her when they had more children. She had her doctor and his son, Sheldon to help her through her dark times. She escapes whenever she can get a chance to enjoy the world outside of her sad and pathetic bubble. She meets a boy named Jude and from then on she decides that she won't tell this boy of her sickness. All so one person can treat her like a normal girl. Obviously, nothing can stay peaceful and beautiful for long when lies are involved.