The movie is, in many points, very similar to events in the life of a real person, Katie Dallam, a Missouri girl who grew up in poverty. In 1996 she began boxing and after two months her trainer entered her in a professional match. Four rounds later she was comatose before she reached hospital. The doctors told Katie's sister 'she probably won't make it, and, if she did, would most likely be a vegetable.?
But Katie survived, relearned to walk and read, despite blurred vision and poor memory. For a short time she was depressed and she tried to end her life but instead of helping her, as in the movie, Katie's sister moved Katie into her home. Katie became optimistic and started painting. When Katie saw the movie she had nightmares, but it led to her to start speaking to others with brain injuries, encouraging and helping them to make the most of the life they still had.
Another similar case is that of Joni Eareckson Tada, a quadriplegic who . . .