Dr. Sharon Hayes is a neuroscientist who is waiting to hear if she’s going to receive a half-million-dollar fellowship. She had been working hard on her research and was counting on this money to elevate it. Thematically for this movie, her research is on grief. While she's waiting to hear if she won the fellowship or not she goes back to her hometown to deal with her grandmother’s estate. Her grandmother raised her and died recently.
Sharon’s grandmother was a therapist and inspired and encouraged her to go into STEM. She was inspired by the impact her grandmother had on her patients.