NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE
Raising Narcolepsy Awareness in Italy!
On Saturday Sept. 24, 2016, I stood outside the fancy lecture hall at the University of Bologna in Italy, fidgeting with nerves. I picked up my headset for the “live translation” system that would be my lifeline for the day. Traveling to Italy to speak at the 20th Anniversary of AIN (Associazione Italiana Narcolettici e…Read More
Narcolepsy in the News: CBS News Los Angeles
I’m thrilled to share CBS News Los Angeles’ awesome segment on my experience with narcolepsy. Please WATCH & SHARE (http://cbsloc.al/291UTw6): On Monday June 27, this segment aired during the 5 o’clock evening news, highlighting my sleepiness, cataplexy, and the challenges napping as an adult. The news piece also mentioned my non-profit, Project Sleep, my book “Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy”…Read More
Real-Life Narcolepsy Superhero Reveals Powers to Captain America’s Jeremy Renner
Recently, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ star Jeremy Renner said that he wanted to be “Captain Narcolepsy… so he could nap whenever he wanted” on Live! with Kelly and Michael. Afterward, many people with narcolepsy and their supporters took to social media to respond. One particular response caught my attention – written by Wendy Ellsworth, a 34-year-old registered nurse living…Read More
Captain America’s Jeremy Renner wants Narcolepsy as his Superpower?
Recently, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ star, Jeremy Renner appeared on Live! with Kelly & Michael, stating, “I want to be Captain… Narcolepsy… I just want to nap whenever I want to nap.” Kelly adds, “My husband already beat you to it. We call it mark-olepsy.” [Everyone laughs…] Watch here (comment is at 6:45): My opinion: In reaction, I…Read More
Ever Met Someone with Narcolepsy? Or Feeling ALONE with Narcolepsy?
I recently created my first Flipagram, highlighting the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE campaign! I hope you enjoy and please share with friends and family. Watch here: Thanks for watching my first Flipagram! NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE has over 1,200 photos of people with narcolepsy and supporters from all 50 U.S. States and 48 countries around the world. Of course, this campaign is not…Read More
NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE takes over the French Alps!
Say HELLO to Ben who shares a monumental message of hope and narcolepsy awareness from 5,800 feet in the air. Thanks to Ben, NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE is now inscribed on a scenic snow-topped mountaintop in the French Alps, along a popular chair-lift route for every single ski resort visitor to see until the next snow…Read More
Visiting Ireland to Speak at Ireland’s Narcolepsy Awareness Day 2016
This National Sleep Awareness Week, I had the honor of traveling to Ireland to be the keynote speaker at Ireland’s 4th Annual Suddenly Sleepy Saturday Narcolepsy Event on March 12, 2016. This experience, and my entire trip to Ireland, was totally unforgettable and surreal. After the long journey from Los Angeles to Ireland, I arrive in…Read More
NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE in Vegas, baby!
“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.” Last night, we truly celebrated NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE with big smiles and pride in Las Vegas! Accompanied by award-winning neurologist and Ph.D. narcolepsy specialist…Read More
WATCH NOW: MedX 2015 Ignite! Talk by Narcolepsy Advocate, Julie Flygare
I’m thrilled to share my 5-minute Ignite! Talk from Stanford Medicine X 2015. Please share with friends and family to raise narcolepsy awareness (https://youtu.be/MXTd8xd_f8s). In this video, I describe my journey with narcolepsy from people laughing in my face to living proudly and creating the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE campaign. I emphasize how feeling “misunderstood and alone” with…Read More
What I Said: Julie Flygare’s MedX Ignite Talk Transcript
REM Runner’s Note: On Sept. 24, 2015, I had the huge honor of stepping on the MedX main stage at Stanford Medical School to give an ePatient Ignite Talk. This is (more-or-less) what I said: ************ Diagnosed with narcolepsy at age 24, I was excited to tell my friends and family. Finally! I had legitimate medical terms…Read More