This is the story of an adolescent being pushed by his parents and grandmother into being a doctor. As he had no other plans for his life, other than being a baseball player for which he had no talent, he acquiesced. Even after finishing medical school, he felt like a failure. However, during his internship he developed a passion for pediatrics, as he bonded with a terminally ill eleven-year-old boy through their mutual love for baseball. Along the journey we meet a number of his patients, and learn their interesting stories.
The book is also about forgiveness--how the adolescent, who thinks he caused his mother’s death because of an argument they had the night before her fatal stroke, struggles, before forgiving himself.