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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? We had an amazing time speaking to Al Jean about featuring narcolepsy during “Every Man’s Dream,” Episode 1 of Season 27 of The Simpsons in 2015, and Anna Marr, an actor and writer living with narcolepsy, about developing…

A Poem for People with Narcolepsy by Arnaldo Hernandez

Project Sleep began celebrating our community’s poets and poetry during April’s National Poetry Month. Now we continue to share more amazing poems with you. Curated by Ana Lara. See Full Series Meet the Poet: “My name is Arnaldo Hernandez, and I live with my girlfriend of almost three years, Camille Cruz.  We are both from…

54 Members of Congress Co-Sign Bipartisan Sleep Letter

On April 26, 2021, an unprecedented 54 U.S. Representatives signed onto a bipartisan letter in support of critical sleep health and sleep disorders research and awareness. Fifty-four co-signers is considered a HUGE success by Congressional appropriations letter standards. This is also record-setting, as we had 31 co-signers in 2019 and 41 co-signers in 2020, and…

Narcolepsy Nerd Alert: Friends + Family + Narcolepsy

Supporters mean everything! How can people with narcolepsy and their loved ones foster communication and mutual support? Audience members and special guests Lauren Thomas and Anne Taylor share their insights in “Friends + Family + Narcolepsy.” Watch Videos & Download Toolkit Video Part IVideo Part IIToolkitVideo Part IVideo Part IIToolkitNarcolepsy Nerd Alert toolkits accompany each…

Iris Vasconcelos: National Poetry Month Part 6

April is National Poetry Month! Project Sleep is proud to highlight poets and poetry from our community throughout the month of April. Curated by Ana Lara. See Full Series Meet the Poet: Iris Vasconcelos, 31 years old, is Angolan/Portuguese and currently living in Portugal, and looking forward to moving back to Luanda, Angola (located in…

Kara Sulzer: National Poetry Month Part 5

April is National Poetry Month! Project Sleep is proud to highlight poets and poetry from our community throughout the month of April. Curated by Ana Lara. See Full Series Meet the Poet: Kara Sulzer began having narcolepsy symptoms at the age of 16 and was diagnosed with type 1 narcolepsy when she was 20 years…
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