A few short years after meeting, Brent, Emily and their cat Gabby consider themselves a fortunate, loving and happy family. Just as the world shines on the young family, life begins to teach them a series of difficult lessons. Gabby's health is the first to deteriorate, followed closely by Emily's health. Dialysis, injections, physical therapy and emotional strain consume nearly every passing day.
In hopes of improving Emily's health and the wellbeing of their family, Brent and Emily begin to make several significant changes. The couple decides to move across the country, explore alternative remedies and ultimately end a career in attempts to alleviate Emily's pain. A Herd of Elephants tells the heartfelt true story of a young couple learning from a series of life's lessons, from one another, and from their feline friends in attempts to find the health and happiness they once knew.