Grace Fisher was a child prodigy musician, proficient on three instruments, and on her way to the world famous Berklee College of Music in Boston. At her 17th birthday party with her friends, she developed a severe pain in her spine. By the time she got to the hospital, five minutes away, she could not walk. By that night, she could not breathe. Grace Fisher was diagnosed as patient 101 with Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a rare polio-like disease, with no cure and no clear understanding of why this mysterious illness has ravaged the bodies of over 500 children in the US, most of them under the age of 7. AFM strikes in clusters every two years. 2020 is expected to be the worst year yet. If this had happened 50 years ago, Gracie would be living in an iron lung, but due to medical progress and the astounding strength and perseverance of this brilliant musician, Grace is able to live a rewarding life as a composer of sublime musical scores for full orchestras, presented to sold-out audiences.

Directed by Lynn Montgomery
Produced by Alessio Morello
Starring Grace Fisher
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Country: USA
55 minutes
World Premiere