Mrs. Snow, Tamara's art teacher, notices the sudden changes in Tamara and takes the initiative to help her by prodding her until the truth comes out. Mrs. Snow is an invaluable person in helping Tamara overcome all of the obstacles that stand in her way of leading a normal life. Together they walk through the steps to overcome the trauma and scars that this experience has left on her. Although her passion for art is gone, Mrs. Snow encourages Tamara not to give up, but pursue her dreams at all costs... and she does. She emerges as winner of the art competition and, like a butterfly, fights her way out of her cocoon of darkness and chooses a life of freedom.