Based on a true story
When the divorced, edgy surgeon, Dr. Gilbard arrives in war torn Sierra Leone as part of a humanitarian effort, he finds himself being asked to take a war orphan, nine-year-old, illiterate Omeri, back to New York City to save the boy’s leg from amputation. Dr. Gilbard, a selfish workaholic, discovers that this traumatized child has a lot to teach him.
As he works to save Omeri’s leg and assimilate him into the jarring, but exciting world of New York, Gilbard and Omeri become a family – against all odds. However, neither the doctor, nor the boy realizes that their biggest hurdle is yet to come, battling US immigration who wants to send the boy back to the ravaged country where he has no one.