Overcoming Adversity

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“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not […]

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EXCITING UPDATE: Honda will create a 30-second Narcolepsy Awareness Public Service Announcement (PSA). I am beyond honored to serve as the spokesperson/talent in PSA and I’m currently working with Honda’s ad agency to develop the content.  This is an incredible turn-of-events in our inspiring community initiative thanks to each and every person who signed the petition and raised your voice. Big thanks to […]

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NIKKI’S GUEST POST: Today was a drug holiday… Enough said. It’s always weird to take one for me. I always forget what it’s like. I don’t want to think about how many naps I had and the things I had hoped to get done. It’s interesting how some people see a nap as a treat […]

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“Despite dealing with the nightmares caused by her condition, April Scarlett Lee’s cartoons have gone global as part of Project Sleep!” April-Scarlett Lee’s narcolepsy journey and the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE campaign are featured in the news this week! Read “Tackling Narcolepsy” by Lydia Johnson, Worcester News, July 7, 2014 [PDF]. I’m so proud to call […]

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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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Narcolepsy – Am I Sick or Healthy?

by julie on June 29, 2014

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If sickness and health are two opposite ends of the spectrum, then where do I fit in? The other day, I battled excruciating eye-burning sleepiness that felt like pure torture/hell. That same day, I also ran 3 beautiful miles in the golden California sunshine. Am I the sickest healthy person you know or the healthiest […]

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Honda is “Fit For You” – Unless You Have NarcolepsyHonda Fit Ad Implies People with Narcolepsy are Not Fit to Drive As a leading narcolepsy spokesperson and award-winning author of “Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy”, please join me in requesting that Honda please remove the “Synth and Seattleites” (http://youtu.be/rC-zopOGVOI ) advertisement promoting […]

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Sleep took me hostage…

by julie on June 20, 2014

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On Sunday, sleep took me hostage at the exact moment I was to leave to give a big speech at Toastmasters. I woke up with absolutely no time to prepare and ran out the door with Alex buttoning my blouse for me cause I didn’t even notice it wasn’t buttoned. Frantic, I drove 5 miles […]

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Narcolepsy on The Doctors Show

by julie on May 21, 2014

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On Thursday, May 22, 2014, narcolepsy will be featured on The Doctors Show. Please check for local listings here. As a narcolepsy spokesperson and author of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy, I’m so thrilled that the Doctors Show will highlight narcolepsy on TV. Thank you to my brave and beautiful friend and co-advocate, […]

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“On Wednesdays, we wear NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE!” Omg, that shirt is SO FETCH!I dream of an NNA mean girls dream team like the ghost-busters or Charlie’s Angels, going to schools and workplaces to squash misperceptions. We’d be badass narcolepsy-myth-busters. Who wants to be on my team?! GET YOUR SHIRT TODAY: https://www.booster.com/narcolepsynotalone

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