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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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Tonight, I took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I was excited to participate in this viral awareness and fundraising campaign, as my Uncle Bill died of ALS and his courage inspires me every day as a narcolepsy advocate. I got the idea of taking the Ice Bucket Challenge in the scenic Griffith Park, during one […]

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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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On Sept. 11, 2014, I will present a TED-style talk at “Disruptive Innovations” in Boston, MA.  My 12-minute speech will discuss: “How a Patient Helped Define a New Clinical Endpoint in Narcolepsy: Diagnosed with narcolepsy with cataplexy in 2007, award-winning author and founder of Project Sleep, Julie Flygare, shares her story on how she helped define a […]

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Recently, Science reported that Science Translational Medicine (STM), retracted an important study in their December 18, 2013 journal by Dr. Emmanuel Mignot of Stanford that explained the first steps in our understanding of narcolepsy as an autoimmune disorder. In his study, Dr. Mignot had found that T cells were primed to attack hypocretin. Hypocretin are the brain […]

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After my book-signing event in NYC, I shared my patient leader perspective at the Public Relations and Communications Summit in New Jersey on July 14, 2014. Our patient panel was led by Bob Brooks of WEGO Health and I was honored to share the stage with Michael Fernandez, an inspiring award-winning Migraine Health Activist and author of migrainediscussions.com. While […]

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I’m honored to be a featured speaker at the upcoming Current Concepts in Sleep Conference in St. Pete Beach, FL on August 29-30, 2014. I will be sharing my inspirational narcolepsy presentation – from collapsing to the ground to becoming a vocal advocate. The Current Concepts in Sleep Conference will take place at the picturesque TradeWinds Resort. The agenda features […]

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Happy 1st Birthday, NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE!

by julie on July 24, 2014

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On July 24, 2013, I launched the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE campaign, unsure if anyone would join me. One year later, I can hardly believe the positive energy and enthusiasm supporting the campaign around the world. You’ve touched my heart beyond words, bringing countless smiles to my face and also tears of connection and joy. As […]

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