Lisa Miles carries a dark secret - she is a battered wife. After a series of beatings lands Lisa in the hospital, her sister Joanne, convinces Lisa to leave her husband. Lisa and her children settle in an apartment in hopes of rebuilding their lives. Late one night Lisa returns home to find her husband Bill brandishing a gun. Tragedy strikes when Bill shoots Lisa. From her deathbed Lisa asks Joanne to promise to take care of her three children.