Overcoming Adversity

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The psychological side of coping with narcolepsy is sometimes as challenging as the physical. I was thrilled to join HuffPost Live for an important discussion, “How To Manage The Psychological Side Of Illness” on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Watch below or here: Host Nancy Redd welcomed an inspiring panel of health advocates including yours truly, Juile Flygare (@REMRunner) Founder […]

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Celebrating 5 Years of Narcolepsy Advocacy

by julie on November 17, 2014

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This week marks five years as a narcolepsy advocate. When I published my first REM Runner blog post, I “came out” publicly after two years of hush-hush. I didn’t know where this would lead me, but every fiber in me ached to speak up and make change. Once I began,  I watched myself devote time and energy I didn’t know I had. The momentum […]

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Watch Now: How a Patient Helped Define A New Clinical Endpoint with FDA

How did I catch the “Advocacy Bug”? Why is the patient voice important? Watch my TED-style talk on the power of narcolepsy advocates working directly with FDA to build a brighter future. I gave this speech to over 300 clinical trial development experts in the pharmaceutical industry at the Disruptive Innovations Conference in Boston, MA on Sept. […]

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Narcolepsy PSA Project Sleep Founder Julie Flygare

I’m thrilled to share the narcolepsy public service announcement (PSA) created in collaboration with Honda. It was a huge honor to serve as a real voice and face of narcolepsy in this 30-second PSA, to air on TV in the next month. View here: Project Sleep’s Press Release: Bad Narcolepsy Joke Turns Honda into Awareness […]

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What does NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE mean to you?

by julie on August 27, 2014

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What resonates with you? I created this word-collage using popular words from NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE campaign blog posts. For me, the words “connect”, “badass” and “tears” stand out. I love that positive and negative experiences are captured here. No matter where you are on your journey, your feelings are valid and normal, its all part of  the narcolepsy roller-coaster. […]

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Thank you to everyone who submitted new NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE photos during the First Birthday Giveaway Contest! I finally just drew the winners: Rayanne in the UK Kellie in Florida Suzy in Australia Congratulations! I will mail your prize-packs this week with over $60 worth of narcolepsy awareness gear including: 2 new infographic posters (one for you and […]

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Check out my provocative HuffPost article: “I’m Not Looking To Be Saved”! It’s a dream come true to write on HuffPost, adapting this post from my blog. I can’t wait to raise more awareness via this popular website. Please like and share. Also, check out “Tweeting My Way Through Narcolepsy” on HuffPost by the amazing […]

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Narcolepsy Keynote Speaker in Australia!

by julie on August 11, 2014

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Australia, here I come! I’m beyond honored and thrilled to announce that I will be a keynote speaker for the First Patient Conference hosted by Narcolepsy Support Australia on the Gold Coast in Queensland on May 1-3, 2015. Narcolepsy Expert Extraordinaire, Dr. Emmanuel Mignot is the other confirmed keynote speaker! In addition, I will present sessions on […]

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Supporting a Friend With Narcolepsy

by julie on August 8, 2014

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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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Join Us! Sleep Walk Tampa Bay

by julie on August 1, 2014

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In one month, on Sunday August 31, 2014, we will be walking on the beach to celebrate sleep in St. Pete Beach, FL! Please join myself and local host, Jessica starting at 9:00 a.m. for a 1.5 mile scenic beach walk and sleep spirit contest. Order event t-shirts by August 12, 2014. Join Project Sleep to celebrate […]

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