This is the story of Maria Federici (Doyle), a young woman whose life changed on a February night in 2004. Late in the evening, she was coming home late from work when on a trailer, a good distance in front of her, an item of unsecured furniture fell off and broke apart, sending a large piece of particle board catapulting through her windshield, striking her in the head causing massive brain and head injuries as well as complete blindness. This is Maria's (as well as family, friends and medical professionals) story of survival, recovery and a rebuilding of life by taking some of the most challenging obstacles and learning to overcome them.
Maria Federici (Doyle) lives in Seattle with her husband and 3 dogs. She lives independently and enjoys life to the fullest even though she is permanently blind and will continue to have ongoing reconstructive surgeries through life as needed. She continues to have obstacles placed in front of her and looks forward to knocking them down.