States of Grace
An Inspiring Journey of Resilience, and Renewal

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States of Grace: A Journey of Loss, Resilience and Renewal
Winner of multiple audience awards, States of Grace intimately captures the profound transformation of a revered physician and her family in the wake of a life-changing accident. For Dr. Grace…
Am I Up for Being a Caregiver?
With Grace still in a coma and her mental and physical capacities uncertain, Fu grapples with whether she can take responsibility for being a primary caregiver.
It Even Smells Like Home
As Grace finally leaves the hospital after more than a year in physical rehabilitation, the family celebrates her homecoming.
The Family Changes
Grace, Fu, and Sabrina reflect on how their relationships to one another have changed in the wake of Grace's accident.

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States of Grace is a labor of love that took us over 5 years to complete. We began filming in 2009, 13 months after our dear friend, Dr. Grace Dammann, narrowly survived a head-on crash on the Golden Gate Bridge. We had no idea how Grace’s recovery would progress over time, but we could feel ...Read more

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