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I am a narcolepsy spokesperson and the award-winning author of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy. Living in Los Angeles and speaking across the country, I love opening people's hearts and minds to the real narcolepsy, a neurological disorder affecting 3 million people worldwide. Thanks for stopping by!

Bringing the Patient Voice to Disruptive Innovations Conference

Bringing the Patient Voice to Disruptive Innovations Conference

This week, I flew to Boston to speak at the Disruptive Innovations conference. My 15-minute ...

Speaking at Current Concepts in Sleep Conference

Speaking at Current Concepts in Sleep Conference

Over Labor Day weekend, I traveled to Tampa Bay, Florida to speak at the Current Concepts in Sleep ...

What does NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE mean to you?

What does NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE mean to you?

What resonates with you? I created this word-collage using popular words from NARCOLEPSY: NOT ...

Launching Project Sleep’s New Website

Launching Project Sleep’s New Website

This week, we launched Project Sleep‘s new website! We’ve created a bright site to ...

Congratulations Winners: Narcolepsy Awareness Giveaway!

Congratulations Winners: Narcolepsy Awareness Giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who submitted new NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE photos during the First Birthday ...

Watch Video: Taking on #ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Watch Video: Taking on #ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Tonight, I took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I was excited to participate in this viral ...

Read My HuffPost Article: “I’m Not Looking To Be Saved From Narcolepsy”

Read My HuffPost Article: “I’m Not Looking To Be Saved From Narcolepsy”

Check out my provocative HuffPost article: “I’m Not Looking To Be ...

Narcolepsy Keynote Speaker in Australia!

Narcolepsy Keynote Speaker in Australia!

Australia, here I come! I’m beyond honored and thrilled to announce that I will be a keynote ...

Supporting a Friend With Narcolepsy

Supporting a Friend With Narcolepsy

If your friend or loved one was diagnosed with narcolepsy, you may wonder the best way show ...

Preparing TED-style Talk for “Radical Thinkers”

Preparing TED-style Talk for “Radical Thinkers”

On Sept. 11, 2014, I will present a TED-style talk at “Disruptive Innovations” in ...

Narcolepsy Finding Retracted but Autoimmune Theory and Epidemiological Association to Influenza/H1N1 Vaccine Remain Strong

Narcolepsy Finding Retracted but Autoimmune Theory and Epidemiological Association to Influenza/H1N1 Vaccine Remain Strong

Recently, Science reported that Science Translational Medicine (STM), retracted an important ...

Patient Advocacy at Public Relations & Communications Summit 2014

Patient Advocacy at Public Relations & Communications Summit 2014

After my book-signing event in NYC, I shared my patient leader perspective at the Public ...

Join Us! Sleep Walk Tampa Bay

Join Us! Sleep Walk Tampa Bay

In one month, on Sunday August 31, 2014, we will be walking on the beach to celebrate sleep in St. ...

Narcolepsy Presentation at Current Concepts in Sleep Conference 2014

Narcolepsy Presentation at Current Concepts in Sleep Conference 2014

I’m honored to be a featured speaker at the upcoming Current Concepts in Sleep Conference ...