Listen in and hear about this incredible film, SOMETIMES I SHAKE that follows music professor Dan Nelson as he navigates life with a terminal illness and the pilgrimage toward death.

Here I chat with award-winning director/producer, Jared Callahan. He shares the inspiration behind the film, SOMETIMES I SHAKE. The documentary film follows PLNU music professor and jazz conductor Dan Nelson as he navigates his life and profession around an ever-increasing shake caused by his Parkinson's disease. Then suddenly, Dan is devastated by the additional, and terminal, diagnosis of ALS. The film is an inspirational tale full of vigor, humor, and raw honesty, that follows Dan’s wild pilgrimage toward death, and along the way, discovering how to fully live. The film takes us through Dan's final days as he decides if he will marry the woman he loves, when to end his career in music, and how to invest the remaining months of his life. Dan has since passed away, but hopefully you will listen in and be moved to experience his spirit by viewing the film, SOMETIMES I SHAKE. Jared Callahan also founded and runs People People Media, an Emmy-nominated production company and has had projects premiere at the best film festivals in the world. Thanks for listening and sharing with a friend.

Hugs, Lorri

About Lorri Carey

On Friday the 13th, February 2004 at the age of 37, I was told I have ALS. I’m dying from ALS, yet I’m so encouraged to live life to the fullest. I’ve been inspired by so much to stay focused on the positive. I’m dying to tell you about what gives me strength, makes me smile and keeps me hopeful – in hopes of inspiring you too!


  1. Robert E Houtz on March 18, 2023 at 8:29 pm

    I hope you find currage to live the rest of your life to the fullest! We never know how long that will be! I’m 92 & John’s father in-law! So I have been along on John’s ride! He amazes me, & Lori does also! Hope for a cure to ALS soon!
    I’m hoping that you have a long & fulfilling life!
    With love❤️

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