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‘For Love & Life: No Ordinary Campaign’ Subjects Brian Wallach, Sandra Abrevaya and Producers Talk About Being ‘Completely Vulnerable’ While Documenting Life With ALS

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Selena Kuznikov After Brian Wallach was diagnosed with ALS at 37, he and his wife Sandra Abrevaya founded a nonprofit organization to provide support to others diagnosed with the nervous system disease.

Their documentary, “For Love & Life: No Ordinary Campaign,” follows Wallach and Abrevaya’s journey to founding the nonprofit I AM ALS, which seeks to empower and mobilize patients, engage with policy-makers, and offer vital resources for people impacted by ALS.

The two, who also served as executive producers on the film, spoke at a panel about their journey creating the film. The panel, which was part of the Variety FYC Streaming Room presented by Prime Video, also featured director and producer Christopher Burke, producer Tim Rummel, and executive producers Phil Rosenthal and Jeff MacGregor.

Katie Couric, who also executive produced the film, moderated the discussion. Couric said one Sunday afternoon, she was scrolling through her phone when she saw an article from Politico about Wallach and Abrevaya that mentioned their story was being developed into a documentary.

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