Eddy is a very special young man. Blessed with a healthy eighteen-year-old body and a winning disposition, he is also developmentally disabled, having the intellectual capacity of an eight-year-old. His mother, wrestling with guilt over Eddy’s condition, retreats into the anguished world of abusive behavior and tranquilizers. A visit by Eddy’s aunt and cousin almost ignites this volatile situation into a family tragedy. There are no easy answers, but Eddy himself suggests a way to help overcome their problems and rebuild the family.