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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!

Speaking at Patients as Partners Conference

Speaking at Patients as Partners Conference

On Monday, March 16, 2015, I was honored to speak at Patients as Partners, a conference dedicated ...

Celebrate Sleep Week with Project Sleep’s SLEEP IN!

Celebrate Sleep Week with Project Sleep’s SLEEP IN!

Happy Sleep Week, friends! This National Sleep Awareness Week, I can’t wait for Project ...

Cataplexy Caught on Camera – Guest Post by Sally Abboud

Cataplexy Caught on Camera – Guest Post by Sally Abboud

Four lovely ladies walk into a photo booth, one has narcolepsy with cataplexy, her name is Sally. ...

The Doctors Show Features My Story with Narcolepsy

The Doctors Show Features My Story with Narcolepsy

Tune in to the Doctors TV Show this Monday Feb. 9, I’ll be sharing my journey with ...

NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE Reaches Everest Base Camp

NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE Reaches Everest Base Camp

Please welcome GRACE to the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE campaign, who took this photo at the Everest ...

Running a Marathon for Narcolepsy Scholarship

Running a Marathon for Narcolepsy Scholarship

It’s official! I’m training to run the San Diego Rock n’ Roll Marathon on May ...

Meet Collin and Conner – An Amazing Friendship

Meet Collin and Conner – An Amazing Friendship

Meet Collin and Conner, two friends in the 5th grade in Columbus, Mississippi. I’ve always ...

A Day In The Life… NPR Features Narcolepsy

A Day In The Life… NPR Features Narcolepsy

I’m thrilled that NPR station WHYY featured my story of narcolepsy on the radio today. ...

5th Grader Raises Narcolepsy Awareness at School

5th Grader Raises Narcolepsy Awareness at School

This past year has been very tough for Daishia, age 11, who was recently diagnosed with narcolepsy ...

Patients Included: Narcolepsy Patient Voice in American Journal of Medicine

Patients Included: Narcolepsy Patient Voice in American Journal of Medicine

The patient’s voice is rarely included in medical journals, but luckily, I love breaking ...

Dental Considerations with Narcolepsy: Guest Post by Heather Dudeck

Dental Considerations with Narcolepsy: Guest Post by Heather Dudeck

My name is Heather Dudeck, PWN Supporter of my husband Mitch and registered Dental Hygienist in ...

A Wicked Awesome Moment

A Wicked Awesome Moment

London 2007 F*CK, I slept through Wicked. In February 2007, I was in London for spring ...

Why I Love the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship

Why I Love the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship

I’m thrilled to share that Project Sleep unveiled the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy ...

Putting the RUNNER back in REM Runner!

Putting the RUNNER back in REM Runner!

Tonight, I was glowing after my very first training to prepare for the San Diego Rock n Roll ...