This is the story of Doaa, an ordinary girl from a village in Syria, who in 2015 became one of 500 people crammed on to a fishing boat setting sail for Europe. The boat was deliberately capsized, and of those 500 people, 11 survived; they were rescued 4 days after the boat sank. Doaa was one of them - her fiancé Bassem, with whom she had fled, was not; he drowned in front of her. Melissa Fleming, the Chief Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, heard about Doaa and the death of 489 of her fellow refugees on the day she was pulled out of the water. She decided to fly to Crete to meet this extraordinary girl, who had rescued a toddler when she was nearly dead herself. They struck an instant bond, and Melissa saw in Doaa the story of the war in Syria embodied by one young woman.