It's a week before Christmas, and Jamie is about to receive some dreadful news: His best friend, Dan, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and is due to start treatment within a couple of weeks. Jamie's life seems to be shattering all around him, then Dan tells him a secret that changes his life forever. Dan explains that one morning, he woke up to see angels at the side of his bed, and he's no longer afraid of dying. Jamie confides in his new neighbor, an old man with blue eyes, and is told life's biggest secret: There's no such thing as death.
Waiting for Wings is based on true events. When a friend of mine was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2007, he woke up one morning to find angels at the side of his bed. He was 22.