Miguel Canales and his wife learn that their 3 year-old daughter has a brain tumor and needs surgery. After paying a considerable fee, a smuggler agrees to guide him through the desert. As they attempt the perilous desert crossing, they come across Tammy, a disoriented 9 year-old girl. The girl brings them to the sight of a grizzly car accident where his mother is pinned in side the vehicle. Miguel wants to help the girl and her mother, but is threatened at gunpoint by his companion. Miguel must make the choice: continue his journey or stay with the girl and lose the chance of help in ghis family.