One woman's story of all she lost and how hard she fought to survive and eventually triumph. A teenager in the 1970s, Gwen Wilson grew up in Western Sydney. It was a tough childhood. Illegitimate, fatherless, her mother in and out of psychiatric hospitals - it would have been easy for anyone to despair and give up. Yet Gwen had hope. Despite it all she was a good student, fighting hard for a scholarship and a brighter future. Then she met Colin.