John Tracey was orphaned at age ten when a drunk driver killed his parents in an auto accident. The days he spends in an orphanage are full of shame and anger. The only thing that gives him a sense of self-worth as he gets older is running. He has been blessed with the gifts of world-class speed, endurance and a need to win. But his life is profoundly changed when he is killed while running from a lightning storm. His journey back from The Other Place will teach him three things: The absolute preciousness of the life given to us; The courage to never quit, and The very essence of life is . . .love.