Born with hemophilia, sensitive but also a bit of a rebel, Peter does his best to lead a normal life. He is shaken to the core when he is forced to watch his best friend, also a hemophiliac, die of AIDS. When Peter finds out he too may have contracted AIDS, he loses hope and turns to drugs and alcohol. Ultimately, he will become estranged from his family. Peter can’t bear to be the source of their pain, their tragedy. He just wants to forget as best he can what fate seems to have in store for him.