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The Son We Lost is a culmination of compelling storytelling that recounts one family’s struggles over the sudden death of a child. It's a story about Timothy Scott, an avid student-athlete who excelled on the football field and in the classroom; achieving respect and admiration from his teachers, classmates, coaches, and teammates alike. Timothy's plans were to attend Boston College and major in sports medicine. He also had dreams of playing in the National Football League and owning a restaurant. Those dreams were never realized. In a moving narrative offered by Timothy’s mother and filmmaker, Teleah Moore, the film reveals intimate details about that tragic day and drives home the premise of what you don't know can hurt you. Moore adds, it can also kill you. She goes on to address the aftermath that has continued for nearly a decade. Her desire for the truth becomes painstakingly personal as she dissects 

Timothy's social media posts and relies on the scientific community for answers. 


Teleah Moore (Director, Producer) is a Maryland based writer and filmmaker who explores into the greater depths of grief and loss. The Son We Lost is her first feature-length documentary about the tragic loss of her son, Timothy. Her personal story and advocacy efforts involving sports safety for young athletes supported the passage of Breanna's Law (Senate Bill 503) and The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act (House Bill 427) in Maryland. Since then her mission has been to increase 

education and awareness in the prevention of premature deaths in young athletes. Moore knows all too well the ripple effects on families, teammates, coaches, and the school community when an athlete dies suddenly. The Son We Lost is an opportunity to educate parents, athletes, and 

communities about heart disease in young people and how sudden cardiac arrest can lead to sudden death. When she's not writing, you can find her on Instagram sharing messages of hope and faith to her followers.


Interviews for The Son We Lost were conducted with medical professionals who treated and have since followed firsthand Timothy's close family members (his mother and younger siblings) after his death.

  • Dr. Joel Brenner, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiologist, Johns Hopkins Medicine

  • Dr. Olurotimi Mesubi, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Electrophysiologist, Johns Hopkins Medicine

  • Rebecca McClellan, Genetic Counselor, Johns Hopkins Medicine

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