As an orthopedic trauma surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Dr. Manny Sethi has cared for people across Tennessee who have been the victims of high-energy trauma. Many of his patients stood on death's door facing seemingly insurmountable challenges - but all somehow recovered and triumphed to live a full and complete life. For three years, Dr. Manny spent countless hours with eight of these remarkable individuals exploring with them the critical factors in their road to recovery and why they were able to beat the odds. Indeed, their stories are different, but the undeniable ingredients of recovery and healing are very much the same: faith, family, and the power of the community.
In these uplifting and faith driven stories, Dr. Manny also shares his heartwarming past of growing up in small town Hillsboro, Tennessee, and his family's incredible pursuit of the American Dream. Dr. Manny narrates the powerful stories of these eight patients who came back from near-death experiences and were able to pursue their own dreams of success. As these trauma survivors open their hearts and tell of the struggle to find meaning in the midst of tragedy through their faith in God, Dr. Manny demonstrates that the same factors that lead to their recovery were vital in his own life and his pursuit of The American Dream in Tennessee. This renewal of courage and determination is a reminder of what has historically been the heart and soul of America’s greatness: its people.