Maya Hughes needed immediate medical attention. She was suffering from a life-threatening disease and needed to be medicated. As the girl and her mother was in Sierra Leone, the only way to get her back to health was to take her to the U.S. The woman was incapable of doing so as she was dealing with some family problems. She had to stay in Sierra Leone for a longer period of time. Now this required for a chaperone who could take Hughes to U.S. There was no one in her family who was flying to the U.S. and so she decided to take help from any stranger on airport going to the U.S. She found a man who agreed to be her daughter’s chaperone. She sends her daughter away with him who she had met few hours ago only. Fast forward 15 years, she learns a strange fact about the man.
Zainab Sesay’s childhood passed in Sierra Leone. However, soon she moved to the United States. In 2003, she decided to fly overseas to go on a six-month sojourn in her home country but this time she was taking her daughter as well. It was after ten years she was going to see her home.