For four years, Hal (John Milford, Gunsmoke, The X-Files) and Joan Foster (Georgia Lee, The Restless Ones, Oiltown, U.S.A) have been struggling with their son's serious illness. Intelligent, resourceful, and emotionally stable, the young couple is determined to get through this. Most of all, they know what to expect from each other. But then a preacher comes on the scene - and everything changes. This thought-provoking drama also stars jazz/blues legend Ethel Waters (Pinky, The Member of the Wedding) as Gladys, the nurse who exerts a profound influence on the family, and features her inspiring renditions of "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" and the spiritual "Motherless Child."