When she was 9 years old, Maya Kowalski was admitted to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in 2016 due to a rare disease. Neither she nor her family imagined the odyssey that awaited them. As they tried to understand her illness, members of the medical team began to question the ties that united the Kowalskis. Suddenly, the state took custody of Maya, even though her parents were desperate to take her daughter back home. The Kowalskis’ story, told by themselves, will forever change your perception of pediatric care.