While crossing the finish line of the San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon was an awesome moment, my biggest prize came yesterday when Project Sleep gave out TEN scholarships to students with narcolepsy through the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship program.
Meet the 2015 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship Recipients:
This is still so surreal. A year and a half ago, Lynne Graham and I co-founded this scholarship program with a generous commitment from her family of $1,000 to offer one scholarship. In just 1.5 years, the scholarship has grown significantly thanks to many generous individual donors and a wonderful matching grant from Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
Thank you to Lynne for believing in me and partnering with Project Sleep to make this dream a reality. Rebecca and Melanie, I couldn’t have done this without your help. Suzanne and Paula, thank you for your generous contributions, along with everyone who donated to my marathon efforts. Special thanks to Mary Ann for sharing the scholarship announcement with over 1,400 college counselors across the country.
There’s a quote “WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS” and today, I stand taller, believing that together – we’ve added a little light to the future of narcolepsy.