23 Blast is based on the amazingly true story of TravisFreeman. A typical teenager growing up in a small town inKentucky, Travis is a local hero on and off the field. Inthe fall of 1997, in the prime of his youth, he isunexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys hisoptic nerve. He becomes blind overnight. Under the influenceof parents who love him, a physical therapist who challengeshim, a coach who inspires him, and a best friend who hecannot bear to leave behind, Travis shows us what truebravery is by competing on the gridiron, helping his teamadvance to the State playoffs. We follow Travis and JerryBaker, his closest friend, from the time they meet on thefootball field as kids through high school. Jerry'sattraction to the dark side of teenage temptations, beer anddrugs, threatens to pull the friends apart. It is only onthe football field where they truly connect.