Kate is paralyzed from the waist down following a horrific car accident four years earlier. Cutting herself off from all friends, she copes bravely in her remote European country cottage with daily help from her "treasure," Mrs. Ponsello. Now Mrs. Ponsello is to move and Kate faces a bleak future. Then her closest friend arrives out of the blue from America. As they eagerly reminisce, it emerges that her glamorous Californian lifestyle is a sham-- likewise her happy marriage. Pregnant and alone, she cannot face returning to America. Kate has the perfect solution.