Produced by Ken Gord, "Eight Days To Live" tells the incredible story of teenager Joe Spring, a Canadian youth, who sets out to visit a friend during a blizzard. Spring goes missing after his car exits the road during the long drive. His mother, Teresa Spring, frantically searches for her son. She can feel in her heart that he is still alive. In a desperate attempt to save her son, she lets her intuition lead him to his exact location.
The true Joe Spring story stays pretty close to the movie version. The real car accident happened in 2001, when Joe Spring left his home to attend his friend's graduation. He was missing for a little over a week before he was finally rescued, according to CBC News.
The case became a media sensation as headlines all around the country read "Teen Trapped Inside Car For A Week Rescued." Joe's story of strength, hope and survival continues to be an inspiration to people who see the movie and who know the real story.