Breakthrough is based on the true story of John Smith who fell through ice whilst playing with friends and is put in a coma. The film follows his parents Joyce (Chrissy Metz) and Brian (Josh Lucas) and how despite against all odds their son will not survive, their faith in God keeps their hope and belief alive that John will survive.
Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team and state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant shuts down and hundreds of families leave their town, John questions how he and his family will face an uncertain future. After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, John and his wife, Amy, meet an aspiring athlete who’s pushing her limits on a journey toward discovery. Inspired by the words and prayers of a new-found friend, John becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.