An ALS Love Story

A friend of mine, Andy Coon, runs the Often Awesome series and is a finalist for Best Documentary Series in The Webby Awards. Often Awesome the series is a web series that follows Timothy LaFollette who was diagnosed at 29 with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in 2009. Andy created 34, 10-minute episodes from diagnosis to his passing and chronicles a beautiful tale about love, hope, community, friendship and courage, in the face of daunting challenges and deep loss.

This story will not only bring you to tears, it will make you smile about the beauty of humanity. If you’re as moved as I am by the trailer above, please vote for for the project:

The Webbys:
Vimeo Awards:

Watch more clips, learn more:
Often Awesome, the Series

7 Comments leave a comment below

  1. thank you, tina. you’re the best. waving from greensboro!

  2. Thanks Tina, I will be in NYC for both awards. Hope to catch up with you.

  3. No words, the preview alone is enough to win the vote for both. Best wishes for the project and for Timothy LaFollette’s friends and family.

  4. Thank you for posting this, Tina. My husband was friends with Tim. I hope that this series wins! Going to vote now!

  5. Wow – such immeasurable courage. Definitely will watch the rest of this and vote. Surely puts things into perspective. Little me.

  6. This was my first introduction to the series. I watched almost all of them. So moved. So beautiful. Such courage. Such a tragedy.

  7. Tina,

    We took home the Webby Award for People’s Voice! Thank you for exposing our series to your audience. Celebrate and know that you and your readers helped us get Tim’s story recognized and helped spread awareness about ALS.