A family lived in the carribean when the war was going on. They had to leave and go to the US. A mother and her son made the journey. During this boat ride, the boy fell off the boat, hit his head and became blind. A black man saved him and they ended up on an island.
They survived there for about a year until they were rescued. Tim was the name of the man who rescued the boy. He died during a hurricane while he was protecting the boy.
The boy was able to signal an airplane that saw his signal fire.
He was reunited with his mother. After 3 surgeries he was able to see again.