Julie Flygare Featured in ABC News Article about Narcolepsy with Cataplexy

I’m so honored to be featured in an ABC News article about narcolepsy and cataplexy!

 “Narcolepsy: Woman Fights to Stay Standing, Even on Dates
by Susan Donaldson James,  ABC News April 4, 2012

I really enjoyed interviewing for this article – dating with narcolepsy isn’t something I’ve discussed much with the media, so my responses were candid and honest. It was a fun topic to explore. Also, I’m excited the article mentions my upcoming quest to run the Mt Washington Road Race!!

Read ABC News article here


  1. Rann on April 8, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Thank you for your openness about narcolepsy. I was just diagnosed with narcolepsy last month after meeting with a sleep dr. In Boston and having a sleep study (day and night) . I have had this for almost 30 years. At first I was relieved and felt validated, but now I am feeling angry with all the struggles I have had due to this and the fact that there is not a cure.

  2. Julie on April 10, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I was so excited when I saw this article last Wednesday. I was on Yahoo News looking for an article for my current events class and on the first page of the Health section, saw TWO article listings with your name on it! I literally was so excited for you and for the narcolepsy name in general that I actually started to cry a little in the middle of school. It was just amazing to think of how many people you were suddenly reaching in the world! You are always an inspiration to me <3
    -Julie (the OTHER one)

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