Today, my inspiration comes from Boston and North Carolina.
In Boston, a female neuroscientist, Nancy is training to run the Boston Marathon for Wake Up Narcolepsy. She researches sleep-disordered breathing, but she’s become aware of narcolepsy.
“Patients are the reason we as scientists go to work every day… I have run a few marathons before, but recently I have told myself ‘I am too old’ and ‘It’s too hard.’ But that’s not a good attitude… I have decided to focus more on what I ‘can’ do rather than what I can’t- or think I can’t.”
In North Carolina, a Spanish 2 class puts their arms together to support narcolepsy.
Diantha Cavnar is a high school Spanish teacher and the mother of a young girl with narcolepsy. Diantha’s family attended Sleep Walk 2012 in DC and returned to North Carolina with a bag of awareness bracelets.
In Diantha’s own words:
“5th period Spanish 2 may not be fluent yet, but they sure do know a lot about narcolepsy!”
Thank you, Nancy and Diantha for your courageous efforts! It’s another proud day to be a person with narcolepsy. 🙂