Jose Feliz's mother lost her breast milk when he was still a small baby. With no money to take him to the doctor or buy powdered milk, she did the best she could to keep him alive by feeding him yuca water and other foods from the jungle. He survived, but just barely.
Although timid and fearful, Filomena, his oldest sister, grabbed the opportunity to go far away into the more civilized area of Colombia to earn money to help her baby brother. Circumstances intervened, and she ended up the USA'. What will happen to her family left in the far-away jungle? Will Jose Feliz ever be able to walk?