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New Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story: Meet Teacher & Musician Rebecca!

Our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live broadcast series continues at 8pm ET on Sunday, June 27th, 2021 with new storyteller Rebecca Heintz! Rebecca, a math teacher and pianist living in Florida, will share her idiopathic hypersomnia story and answer live audience questions. To join us live, go to Project Sleep’s Facebook page at…
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Meet the 2021 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship Recipients

Project Sleep is proud to introduce the 31 recipients of the 2021 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship program. This is the largest class of recipients to date, with each student receiving $1,000 towards their college education. In eight years, the scholarship program has now awarded a total of 126 scholarships to 126 students, totaling $126,000.…

Dr. Brad McKay: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Part 3

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month! Project Sleep is proud to highlight insights from LGBTQ+ members of our community throughout the month of June. See Full Series Meet Dr. Brad McKay: Hi Dr. McKay! Please tell us about yourself. I’m a family doctor in Sydney. I live with my fiancé and our toy cavoodle, Humphrey. I…
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Sakhara Johnson: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Part 2

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month! Project Sleep is proud to highlight insights from LGBTQ+ members of our community throughout the month of June. See Full Series Meet Sakhara Johnson: Basking in the Virgin Islands sunHi Sakhara! Please tell us about yourself. I am a NYC native living in Philadelphia. I have a deep love for…

Alanna Kellam: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Part 1

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month! Project Sleep is proud to highlight insights from LGBTQ+ members of our community throughout the month of June. See Full Series Meet Alanna Kellam: Hi Alanna! Please tell us about yourself. I live in Sydney, Australia, but soon I will be moving to Boston to be with my fiancé Mary…

Navigating College as a Student-Athlete with Narcolepsy

“I have been surprised how understanding and curious people are to learn about narcolepsy.” — Hunter Canada, 2018 JJNS Recipient While gearing up to announce the 2021 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship recipients, we recently caught up with 2018 scholarship recipient Hunter Canada. Hunter is a rising senior and baseball player at Brescia University in…

Meet Our New Board Member, Kristyn Beecher!

In April 2021, Kristyn Beecher officially joined the Board of Directors of Project Sleep, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of sleep health and sleep conditions. Kristyn Beecher is a storyteller and news producer from Houston, Texas. She was diagnosed with narcolepsy at age 24, but had lived with symptoms for many years before that. A…

Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series: Meet NC Native Lindsey!

I try to spend my energy on things that bring me joy. — Lindsey Kizer, RVN Speaker Our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live broadcast series continued on June 6th, 2021 with new storyteller Lindsey Kizer! Lindsey, a gardener, baker, and rescue dog mom from North Carolina, shared her narcolepsy story and answered live…

Reaffirming our commitment to social justice and sleep health equity.

In the past year since the unjust murder of George Floyd, alarming incidents of violence against Black people continue to highlight the deeply intrenched and systemic nature of racism, police brutality, and discrimination in America.       Today, Project Sleep continues to stand firmly in solidarity with our Black community members and in furtherance of our commitments…

Narcolepsy Goes to Hollywood!

TV and film characters seem to get narcolepsy at an alarming rate. Is all awareness good awareness? Tune in to hear special guests Al Jean, Executive Producer of The Simpsons, and Anna Marr, actor and writer living with narcolepsy, in our next Narcolepsy Nerd Alert broadcast on Wednesday, May 26th, at 1:00 p.m. ET. To…
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