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The Long Goodbye: The Kara Tippetts Story
to release on Netflix June 23

Documentary creators available for interviews

THE LONG GOODBYE: The Kara Tippetts Story – New documentary follows the powerful story of a wife and mother thrust into the national spotlight through a terminal cancer diagnosis.

Film was a #1 best-seller on the Amazon Documentary chart and remained in the Top 10 for 6+ weeks.

Filmmakers Jay Lyons and Sofia J. Lyons are available for interviews to promote the launch of the film to Netflix.

Documentary releases on Netflix on June 23rd.

Film features:

Shot in real-time and featuring Kara’s own vlogs and cell phone videos, this film offers an incredibly vulnerable look into a dying woman’s last days. The film also features Kara’s friends-including Ann VoskampJoanna GainesEllie HolcombJim DalyDianne Derby from KKTV, and bonus content featuring Joanna Gaines, Ann Voskamp, andJoni Eareckson Tada.


Kara Tippetts, a wife and young mother with terminal breast cancer shares the raw edges of dying with grace, dignity, and a sense of humor. We follow along with this celebrated author and blogger as she navigates through many of our greatest fears – suffering and dying. As a happily married pastor’s wife with four wonderful kids, a terminal cancer diagnosis wasn’t the storybook ending she would have written. Kara helps us realize that time is precious, and through her incredible honesty and ever-present humor, she reminds us that life truly is a gift. Kara was the author of The Hardest Peace (winner of the 2015 ECPA Christian Book Award® in the Inspiration category) and blogged faithfully at Cancer was only part of Kara’s story. Her real fight was to live genuinely with joy while facing a crushing reality.

Music features:

  • Clips from a house concert Ellie Holcomb performed for Kara.
  • Selah performing an arrangement of one of Kara’s favorite hymns.
  • An original song by Travis Cottrell.
  • 2 original songs written for the film by Sofia J, including “I’ll See You Again”

Film talking points:

  • Kara’s story, sharing her cancer battle in real time
  • Where is God in our suffering?
  • Parenting while dealing with an incredible illness
  • Supporting a marriage during cancer
  • The power of every moment
  • How community can support a family that is struggling
  • Why Kara wanted to share her story on camera
  • What we can learn from Kara’s life and death
  • Why were so many prominent national figures drawn to this ordinary mommy blogger?

For more information, to receive a screener, or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Lori Heiselman, 714-553-5181,