Follow the story of Helen Rodriguez, at age 26 she was matron of the local hospital. Then came the war. From that moment on she worked day and night tending to the casualties in appalling conditions under constant air attack. Bayoneted, starved, tortured, she tended each patient with fortitude and describes them today, without self-pity or self-glorification, even with wry humour. This is the story of the triumph of human will over almost impossible adversity, a story that makes one proud to be a member of the human race.