Joey Matthews tries to be a typical sixteen year old high school junior. Unfortunately, he is anything but typical. Joey was diagnosed with Leukemia at an early age. Now, instead of being concerned with girls and driving lessons, he worries about chemotherapy and cell counts.
Life for Joey is anything but normal. One day Joey gets the opportunity to tell his story on a local news program. This is where Joey lets the world in on a little secret. He would like to take actress Allison Atwood to his prom. Allison is not the person she used to be. Her own personal losses have sent her spiraling downward. Allison will soon realize that she needs Joey more than he will ever need her.
Joey is the story of the inner strength we all have and how we can use it to change the lives of those around us.