Why I am Running a Marathon
Recently, I was featured as a Boston College “Soaring Eagle“ – for writing my memoir and founding Project Sleep. This was a huge honor, but also very ironic.
While at BC Law, I felt like a total failure. Diagnosed with narcolepsy at the beginning of my second year, I scolded myself for falling behind and never securing my “dream job” at a big law firm. I did NOT soar, I crawled to graduation, thanks to the support of some amazing mentors.
Yet, no one told me that just staying in law school with narcolepsy was an accomplishment of a lifetime. Now, I know that’s true.
Looking back on how far I’ve come, I am determined to inspire younger students with narcolepsy to feel proud and hopeful for the future. THEY WILL SOAR, which is why I co-founded the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship and will run 26.2 miles on May 31st.
Training is really challenging working full-time w/ narcolepsy, but thinking about the students gets my butt out of the door.
This year, we have 34 applicants for 4 scholarships of $1,000 each toward their college education. The current funds were raised by generous individuals.
Yet, many more well-deserving students will be turned down,despite their humbling and insightful stories of strength and maturity beyond their years that bring tears to my eyes.
Please contribute to my marathon fundraising so that we can bring hope to another student:
Every dollar counts. Your donation is tax-deductible, Project Sleep is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. 100% of funds raised go to students, NO overhead costs.
Thank you for your support and consideration!
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