Children with Narcolepsy

I’m thrilled to share that Project Sleep unveiled the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship 2015 to support students with narcolepsy while also fostering awareness of this often misunderstood disorder in high school and collegiate settings. This spring, three high school seniors will be awarded $1,000 toward their college education. Please read FULL application for details. Last year, […]

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Supporting a Friend With Narcolepsy

by julie on August 8, 2014

If your friend or loved one was diagnosed with narcolepsy, you may wonder the best way show support. You want to help your friend through this difficult time, but it can be hard to know what to say or do. While there are no set rules for supporting a friend with narcolepsy, I hope these […]

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Meet Xander, a 4-year-old superstar with narcolepsy living in Canada. Xander has big bike racing dreams and isn’t letting his narcolepsy slow him down. Watch Xander fly by in this video: This was Xander’s first Bmx Bootcamp for the season. Bmx track racing is a form of off-road bicycle racing, derived from motocross racing. I […]

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Why NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE Matters…

by julie on May 22, 2014

Why NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE matters:  “You have touched my daughter in a way I don’t believe I could ever to make her feel. To see her excitement passing out the bracelets, sharing that she has narcolepsy and cataplexy and she’s PROUD, it’s such a great change for her.” -Karen, Kenya’s Mom “I just got my shirt in […]

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The Jack and Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship is delighted to announce that two recipients of the inaugural scholarship 2014 are Kendra Larrabee and Jacob Zeiher. We are thrilled to award both Kendra and Jacob a $1,000 scholarship toward their college education. The Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship is the first-ever scholarship supporting students with narcolepsy while also […]

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School Accommodations for Narcolepsy

by julie on March 30, 2014

I compiled this list directly quoting people with narcolepsy and their family members who reported on accommodations received for narcolepsy during education (from grade school to graduate school). I’ve broken the accommodations into categories. Every student with narcolepsy is different. Every school is different. What works best for your student may be a creative combination […]

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REM Runner’s Note: Diana is the mother of Danielle Brooks – an amazing, artistic and athletic young woman with narcolepsy who created www.succeedingwithnarcolepsy.com. In this guest post, Diana offers insightful tips for navigating the school accommodations process and helping your student with narcolepsy succeed.  Diana’s Guest Post: 1. You must be an advocate for your child. No […]

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Today, I’m thrilled to unveil the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship, the first-ever scholarship supporting students with narcolepsy while also raising awareness about narcolepsy in high school and collegiate settings. Beginning in 2014, one scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a high school senior who plans to attend a four-year university and exemplifies courage and […]

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Guest post by Jennifer to her son Dylan in response to the “Dear Diagnosis” Blogathon prompt. Read more letters and join us here. ———— Dear Dylan, Today has been a rough day for you. Your great grandma is being buried today and it’s triggered an emotional state neither one of us understands. We have both been […]

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Guest Post: Dear Katie (A Teenage Narcoleptic)

by julie on November 8, 2013

Guest post by Katie in response to the “Dear Diagnosis” Blogathon prompt. Read more letters and join us here. ————- Dear Katie, Today you will be diagnosed with a sleeping disorder.  Though you feel it is obvious that you have Narcolepsy, do not get upset that you are diagnosed with having Idiopathic Hypersomnia; trust me, it […]

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