Tina was returning from the perfect vacation in Mexico when only ten minutes after takes off, the engines stop. The subsequent emergency landing, and the injury Tina sustains from it, changes her life forever. Tina's rescue was remarkable in itself, but her fight to recover and eventually regain the full use of her damaged limbs was a miracle.
In a lawsuit intended to recoup the medical costs, Tina discovers that the plane was grossly under-insured, But, represented by an attorney recommended to her by an acquaintance, the case quickly takes an unexpected turn into the dark side of the American legal system.
Battling crooked lawyers and corrupt judges eventually takes its toll on Tina, and she is forced to make a choice. Settle for a fraction of what she rightfully deserves, and let them win, or, keep fighting through a justice system that isn't always just. After a grueling eleven year battle, sometimes the easy way out looks like the only way.
Feeling the need to thank the first responders, Tina returns to Mexico to find the man that made the rescue. With no idea where to start, but with a bit of luck, walking in the footprints of the past could prove to be a choice she was glad to make.
THE RIDE takes a fast paced journey through one woman's years of legal struggles, and her eventual triumph over tragedy.