Growing up poor and Latino in Chicago, James Lilly dreamed of becoming a professional athlete, but he got sidetracked into a world of poverty and violence. At the age of fifteen, he was shot in the back, but even that event and the subsequent paralysis didn't put an immediate end to his involvement in gangs and drugs. Four years later he decided to get away from the gang scene, but on a final visit to the old neighborhood he was attacked and nearly killed. This time, during recovery, he began to turn his life around. Now he helps others to do the same. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) expanded description, (2) English subtitles in a black box, (3) subtitled expanded description.