Helen is a genius at breathing new life into discarded treasures that have lost their purpose. She can repurpose feed sacks into aprons, she can turn a wagon wheel into a planter, and she can see beyond the rust and the dents to find the beauty in just about everything. Her motto is that everything can be fixed.
Fourteen-year-old Haley and her mother, Mara, have just moved the neighborhood. At first glance, it’s obvious to Helen that Haley carries the world on her shoulders, and Mara seems to be loaded down with her own baggage. Helen doesn’t want to get involved in the dysfunctional soap opera but can’t bear to watch Haley be so jaded at such a young age.
When Helen begins teaching Haley how to repurpose the junk in her garage, she sees a noticeable improvement in Haley’s confidence, if only Mara could see it too. Helen seems to be the only stable force in Haley’s life. But when Mara’s ex-boyfriend, Jack, threatens to disrupt life in their peaceful neighborhood, Helen takes action on Mara’s behalf.