Twenty-eight-year-old artist and musician Ethan Rice has coped with cystic fibrosis since birth. Living with his family in upstate New York, Ethan has surpassed the grim medical forecasts of dying at four months old, at four years old, and at best barely becoming a teen. Now an adult who is acutely aware of the bittersweetness of surviving only to live in constant pain and being utterly dependent on others, Ethan seeks to address the terms of his palliative care, with repercussions for his family—in particular his father, Ed, a Vietnam veteran and stay-at-home dad who is himself coping with an insidious affliction.