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Some are calling it the best news segment on narcolepsy yet! On Nov. 25, 2014, I was thrilled to be featured on The Daily Edition’s “Truth about Narcolepsy” segment airing on Channel 7 in Australia.  Monique Wright interviewed myself and Dr. David Cunnington in Melbourne. Watch now: Visiting Channel 7’s Los Angeles studio was a lot of […]

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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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huffpost live

The psychological side of coping with narcolepsy is sometimes as challenging as the physical. I was thrilled to join HuffPost Live for an important discussion, “How To Manage The Psychological Side Of Illness” on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Watch below or here: Host Nancy Redd welcomed an inspiring panel of health advocates including yours truly, Juile Flygare (@REMRunner) Founder […]

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Celebrating 5 Years of Narcolepsy Advocacy

by julie on November 17, 2014

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This week marks five years as a narcolepsy advocate. When I published my first REM Runner blog post, I “came out” publicly after two years of hush-hush. I didn’t know where this would lead me, but every fiber in me ached to speak up and make change. Once I began,  I watched myself devote time and energy I didn’t know I had. The momentum […]

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Watch Now: How a Patient Helped Define A New Clinical Endpoint with FDA

How did I catch the “Advocacy Bug”? Why is the patient voice important? Watch my TED-style talk on the power of narcolepsy advocates working directly with FDA to build a brighter future. I gave this speech to over 300 clinical trial development experts in the pharmaceutical industry at the Disruptive Innovations Conference in Boston, MA on Sept. […]

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Narcolepsy PSA Project Sleep Founder Julie Flygare

I’m thrilled to share the narcolepsy public service announcement (PSA) created in collaboration with Honda. It was a huge honor to serve as a real voice and face of narcolepsy in this 30-second PSA, to air on TV in the next month. View here: Project Sleep’s Press Release: Bad Narcolepsy Joke Turns Honda into Awareness […]

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NARCOLEPSY NOT ALONE PROJECT SLEEP NEW WEBSITE 10

I’m so excited to share Project Sleep’s new NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE™ campaign website at: www.narcolepsynotalone.com. When I started this campaign last year, I never imagined it would become such an empowering international movement. Now, NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE™ is the world’s largest social media narcolepsy awareness campaign – setting a bold new precedent that narcolepsy is not a joke, but a real disorder […]

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Filming the Honda Narcolepsy PSA

by julie on October 24, 2014

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Over the past few months, I’ve worked with Honda and a Honda agency, RPA, to create a narcolepsy public service announcement (PSA). I’m so proud and honored to have served as a real face and voice of narcolepsy for this project. In preparation, I shared my memoir, fact sheets, patient experience and key awareness points. It […]

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Viral Narcolepsy with Cataplexy Video

by julie on October 22, 2014

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A video of a young woman with narcolepsy and cataplexy has gone viral. Watch below or on YouTube. This is a powerful video and I am grateful to Sarah Elizabeth for bravely sharing her experience! Sarah Elizabeth is primarily experiencing a narcolepsy symptom called cataplexy here. Cataplexy is a sudden loss of muscle tone, resulting in […]

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Finding Beauty In Narcolepsy

by julie on October 9, 2014

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Do you know what drives me? What REALLY drives me as an advocate, writer and speaker? Beauty. I am obsessed with finding beautiful ways to convey narcolepsy. Why? Because I find it hard, and I LOVE the intellectual and artistic challenge. This is not a choice but a compulsion. I agonize over word choices. I scour the […]

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