As a teenager Vincent Lyons was scarred over ninety nine per cent of his body by a malicious act of random cruelty. Now, two decades later, he is the reluctant recipient of accolades for his heroic efforts to save lives, with a touch of jealousy-driven animosity from a misguided lawyer. When Vincent’s life long friend and physician, Dr. Samuel Wilson, dies, Vincent is stunned by Samuel’s recommendation that he continue to have his medical needs served by Dr. Stella Winters, a beautiful and enthusiastic young physician with expertise in stem cell therapy. For the first time in over twenty years Vincent allows himself to ‘feel’, albeit with trepidation, and he and Stella embark on a highly experimental stem cell treatment for his burns, and a parallel friendship that matures into true love. While the stem cell treatment holds great promise, it also forces Vincent to make the most difficult decision of his life.