New Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story: Meet Narcolepsy Blogger Iris!

It’s very important to me to share the little things about living with narcolepsy… those are the things that people will feel.”

— Iris Vasconcelos, RVN Speaker

Our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live broadcast series continued on April 25, 2021 with new storyteller Iris Vasconcelos! Iris joined us from Portugal to share her journey from early narcolepsy symptoms and diagnosis to becoming a powerful voice for advocacy and awareness.

The Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series invites viewers to gather online to watch a Rising Voices of Narcolepsy trained speaker or writer present their story live via Project Sleep’s Facebook page.

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About Iris:

Iris Vasconcelos is an avid advocate for invisible illnesses, freelance writer, and blogger from Portugal. She was diagnosed with narcolepsy at 28 years old after experiencing symptoms for 13 years. As a speaker with Project Sleep’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Program, she is telling her story with the hope of empowering others to do the same.

What is the Story Sharing Series?

The Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series invites viewers to gather online to watch a Rising Voices of Narcolepsy trained speaker or writer present their story live via Project Sleep’s Facebook page. Project Sleep is proud to offer this series every other week. At a time in which many people need connection more than ever, this will increase opportunities for people around the world to engage with and support one another.

About Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Speakers:

To improve public understanding of narcolepsy, Project Sleep’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy program trains people with narcolepsy to share their stories through public speaking and writing with local communities, healthcare providers, news outlets, blogs and beyond. Combining the power of real-life stories with expert communication strategies, our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy trained speakers and writers are effectively raising awareness and reducing stigma for all those facing narcolepsy.

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We’re excited to share these moving stories with you.  Watch all past storytellers now!

Please share with friends and family to learn more about narcolepsy!

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