Marco Maffeis is a small publisher from Clusone (BG), married and father of three children. He is one of the many Italians to fall seriously ill with Covid19, at the most difficult time, when this disease is totally unknown and the intensive care in Bergamo and the province have no more beds available. A hospital in Palermo offers the possibility, the space and the treatment to some patients from the north of Italy whose diagnosis seems hopeless. Marco, in a state of total unconsciousness, in a desperate respiratory condition, is taken by military plane 896 kilometres away. He wakes up after almost a month in a coma on the island that saved his life.