When Cain is a young boy, he is exposed to toxic chemical. It takes some time for the chemical to begin taking effect, but by the time he is in college, he begins noticing changes in his body. His hair starts to turn white, his teeth fall out, and he begins to lose weight as well. When his doctor tells him that he only has four months to live, he embarks on a journey to live life to the fullest. He travels the world and meets a girl. The adventures that follow show the power of human compassion and the appreciation for life.