A poor horse-breaker’s son at the turn-of-the-century contracts polio. There is no prevention and no cure. His legs and back are affected forever. Just about anyone in this situation is likely to become resigned to a cripple’s life of boredom and limitations. Except… This is Alan, a boy with the indomitable spirit, an extraordinary family, and superb friends. He beats the odds, learns to do everything a healthy boy should be doing (simple – he thinks he IS a healthy boy!) It’s heartwarming and inspirational.