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Why I am Running a Marathon

by julie on April 15, 2015

After Running 16 miles on Sunday

Recently, I was featured as a Boston College “Soaring Eagle”   – for writing my memoir and founding Project Sleep. This was a huge honor, but also very ironic. While at BC Law, I felt like a total failure. Diagnosed with narcolepsy at the beginning of my second year, I scolded myself for falling behind and never securing […]

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Happy Sleep Week, friends! This National Sleep Awareness Week, I can’t wait for Project Sleep’s first-ever international SLEEP IN (#SLEEPIN2015). On March 6-8, we will be taking to our beds to raise awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders while fundraising for Project Sleep. Let’s make PEACE with SLEEP! Sign up today: www.crowdrise.com/SLEEPIN Full details: www.project-sleep.com/sleepin I truly cannot […]

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Four lovely ladies walk into a photo booth, one has narcolepsy with cataplexy, her name is Sally. Something is funny and as Sally laughs, the camera perfectly captures the stages of her cataplexy attack. Sally (top-middle) describes: This was a photo booth at a friend’s wedding that takes a photo every 5 seconds. The three other ladies […]

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Tune in to the Doctors TV Show this Monday Feb. 9, I’ll be sharing my journey with narcolepsy – including sleepiness, cataplexy, sleep paralysis and hypnagogic hallucinations . See full information here. Watch TV interview online: Web exclusive extended version: Crafting an honest and accurate portrayal of narcolepsy with the Doctors TV Show was a lot of fun.  I […]

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A Day In The Life… NPR Features Narcolepsy

by julie on February 7, 2015

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I’m thrilled that NPR station WHYY featured my story of narcolepsy on the radio today. Listen online here: “A Day In The Life of a Narcoleptic” by Steven Jackson. When the reporter for NPR asked to follow me around for 24 hours, I said “YES!” right away. I’m always looking to raise awareness about narcolepsy.  I am […]

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Daishia West Virginia

This past year has been very tough for Daishia, age 11, who was recently diagnosed with narcolepsy with cataplexy. In addition to narcolepsy, she is also dealing with a seizure disorder, migraines and obstructive and central sleep apnea. “I wish I could take all her pain and struggles away and make things easier for her,” describes her […]

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The patient’s voice is rarely included in medical journals, but luckily, I love breaking down superficial barriers between patients and medical professionals. Check out: “Narcolepsy: Let the Patient’s Voice Awaken Us”, by Julie Flygare, JD and Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, (American Journal of Medicine, January 2015). I feel so lucky to have collaborated with Dr. Parthasarathy on this project, he’s a doctor […]

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A Wicked Awesome Moment

by julie on January 23, 2015

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London 2007 F*CK, I slept through Wicked. In February 2007, I was in London for spring break and splurged on an overpriced “half-price” ticket to see my favorite musical, Wicked. I’d listened to the soundtrack a hundred times, but never seen it. The first act was magical, but as the curtains raised for the second […]

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Speaking at the Hypersomnia Conference 2015

by julie on December 16, 2014

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I’m thrilled to be a featured speaker at the Hypersomnia Foundation’s Annual Conference on Fri. July 17 – Sat. July 18, 2015 at Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, GA. Join us: http://bit.ly/2015HSFConference. I will present two sessions, one sharing my inspiring journey from hiding my narcolepsy to becoming a vocal advocate and a second session on communicating about sleepiness. […]

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the daily edition on channel 7

Tomorrow, I will be interviewed on live TV in Australia, sharing my story of narcolepsy on The Daily Edition. Aussie friends, be sure to tune in – it airs on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm on Channel 7. The narcolepsy segment is scheduled to air around 2:30 pm. Watch below. I’m excited to visit The […]

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