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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!

Upcoming Webinar: Translating the Patient Story into Action

Upcoming Webinar: Translating the Patient Story into Action

Friends, I’m so honored to be a speaker on an upcoming webinar, “Translating the ...

WATCH NOW: Is it Narcoleptics or People with Narcolepsy?

WATCH NOW: Is it Narcoleptics or People with Narcolepsy?

I’m so excited to release the video above. It’s an important topic I’ve been ...

2018 Exciting Update: Advancing Novel Treatment Options for Narcolepsy

2018 Exciting Update: Advancing Novel Treatment Options for Narcolepsy

One of my biggest takeaways from the APSS 2018 SLEEP Meeting last month was the great ...

An Unforgettable Trip to Sweden to Speak about Narcolepsy

An Unforgettable Trip to Sweden to Speak about Narcolepsy

I recently returned from Sweden, where I was honored to be the keynote speaker at a narcolepsy ...

What Inspired YOU to Start Giving? Featured in #WomenWhoGive Series

What Inspired YOU to Start Giving? Featured in #WomenWhoGive Series

I’m extremely honored to be featured in Giving Tuesday’s #WomenWhoGive campaign ...

The One Person You MUST Get on Your Team

The One Person You MUST Get on Your Team

I wish I had a magic potion to get everyone to understand narcolepsy. In my experience, a few ...

Upcoming Narcolepsy Speaking Engagements: New York, Colorado and via Webcast!

Upcoming Narcolepsy Speaking Engagements: New York, Colorado and via Webcast!

I’m thrilled to share some upcoming opportunities to hear me speak this April! Saturday, ...

You’re Invited! Sharing My Inspiring Narcolepsy Presentation in Colorado

You’re Invited! Sharing My Inspiring Narcolepsy Presentation in Colorado

On Monday, April 9, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (MDT), please join me at Children’s ...

Rising Voices of Narcolepsy 2018 Program is Now Accepting Applications!

Rising Voices of Narcolepsy 2018 Program is Now Accepting Applications!

“There are two ways we can increase the public’s understanding of narcolepsy — ...

Speaking at the Sweet Dreams and Nightmares Sleep Symposium in Tallahassee

Speaking at the Sweet Dreams and Nightmares Sleep Symposium in Tallahassee

Last month, I had the honor of giving two presentations to allied health care professionals ...

Taiwan Joins Narcolepsy: Not Alone campaign!!

Taiwan Joins Narcolepsy: Not Alone campaign!!

Over the winter holidays, I was thrilled to visit Taiwan and meet with a leading Taiwanese ...

New Research for Breastfeeding Mothers with Narcolepsy

New Research for Breastfeeding Mothers with Narcolepsy

Guest Contributors: Emily Barker, Ph.D. and Katherine Sharkey, M.D., Ph.D. New research published ...

Today: Please Ask Your Representative to Co-Sign Narcolepsy Research Letter

Today: Please Ask Your Representative to Co-Sign Narcolepsy Research Letter

Hi friends! I’m so excited to share an amazing opportunity to support critical narcolepsy ...

Jumping Into a New Chapter of My Journey

Jumping Into a New Chapter of My Journey

Hi friends! I’m so beyond excited to share that as of February 12, 2018, I made a huge ...