Kennedy Hansen, a vibrant, full of life, athletic teen-ager is stricken with Batten disease, a horrific, debilitating disease that will leave her blind, and will affect her motor coordination, her ability to speak and her cognitive skills. This inspirational young woman, at the age of 16, took all her disabilities in stride because of her deep spiritual love of God.. She was supported by a loving, devoted and caring family.
Despite her disabilities, and even though she was blind, she was accepted into the cheer leading squad because of her incredible enthusiasm. Her teammates were so impressed by her perseverance. When asked by the coach what challenges she had, Kennedy said she had none. She silenced the rest of the team members who were complaining about problems they thought were faced with. When one of her teammates hurt her ankle, Kennedy asked her cheer leading squad to pray for her. Kennedy got to go to the dance with the boy she so admired, Jaden, and to drive her father's truck, which she took off with one day, much to her father's dismay. Kennedy was a charming, beautiful, loving, caring free spirit. Kennedy was goodness personified.
Kennedy Hansen said that a miracle would happen a month after she died, which did. One of the cheer leaders claimed on the night Kennedy died Kennedy came to her and said Missionaries would come to her home and give them guidance, which they did. The Velasquez family who were not religious, because of Mr. Velasquez who did not believe in God, soon came to believe in God. Mr. Velasqueq was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was now very bitter. But he soon changed and came to believe in God because of what his daughter told him about Kennedy's appearance to her.
This is at once a heart wrenching and feel-good movie.
Tatum Chiniguy who plays Kennedy Hansen is outstanding as a disabled young woman. Jasen Wade as Jason Hansen, Kennedy's father is also outstanding. The supporting is excellent.
At the end of the film photos of the real Kennedy Hansen and her family and Jared and all the boys who danced with her at one of the dances are shown.