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Narcolepsy Network Conference 2013

by julie on October 30, 2013

On Oct. 18 – 20, I attended the Annual Narcolepsy Network Conference in Atlanta, GA, where I led four sessions along with selling and signing books. It was a whirlwind weekend – catching up with old friends and meeting new friends. The conference had a fantastic line-up of narcolepsy researchers and clinicians. These doctors were […]


Dear Diagnosis Blogathon

by julie on October 6, 2013

If you could go back and speak to yourself on your diagnosis day, what would you say?   “Dear Diagnosis” is a Blogathon inviting all narcolepsy and chronic disease bloggers to write a letter to yourself on your diagnosis day. BLOGATHON PARTICIPANTS: An Unnatural Athlete – “Dear Jill” Norexin – “Dear Meaghan” Guest Post – […]


Guest post by Narcolepsy UK: Narcolepsy UK held its latest conference in Watford, just outside London, on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 and it was a great success. Our speakers were Dr Cathy Hill, a specialist in sleep disorders in children, the Medical Detection Dogs charity, fiction author Sue Moorcroft and her research into creating a […]


Guest post by Samantha Vandeberg: “Family” is a rather confused and distorted idea for me. During my adolescence, I became the child forgotten and learned that blood family didn’t necessarily equal love and support. My grandmother had raised me with endless love and beauty. She died when I was 13 and there was not a […]


REM Runner’s Note: “What does the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE campaign mean to you?” I’m inviting participants to write guest posts about their campaign experience. Thank you, Racheal for sharing your story! Guest Post by Racheal LeBrun:  For me, at age 29, narcolepsy has been a very tough journey of struggling to live my life during […]



by julie on August 3, 2013

Ten days ago, I launched the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE campaign with excitement and nerves. Would people join me? Today, the campaign has 130 photos from 31 states and 14 countries (VIEW GALLERY & MAP)! Highlights: Countries include: Australia, Canada, Columbia, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, The Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, and Wales. One […]


REM Runner’s Note: I met Michelle at my first NN Conference five years ago and we’ve remained dear friends ever since. In this post, Michelle describes participating in the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE campaign. Michelle’s Guest Post: I was honored to participate in the Narcolepsy: Not Alone campaign. And that is exactly how my family and friends felt […]