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

Learning that idiopathic hypersomnia exists and it might be what was affecting me gave me hope and motivation to seek a diagnosis.

— Rebecca Heintz, RVN Speaker

Our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live broadcast series continued on June 27th, 2021 with new storyteller Rebecca Heintz! Rebecca, a math teacher and musician living in Florida, shared her idiopathic hypersomnia journey and answered live audience questions.

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 Rebecca:

Rebecca Heintz is a math teacher and pianist in Sarasota, Florida. She was diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia at 33 years old. As a teacher, she coaches students to strive for success and believes it’s important for all people to know about the importance of sleep and the nature of sleep disorders. As a trained speaker with Project Sleep’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy program, Rebecca shares her story from first symptoms to a successful diagnosis and treatment plan in order to personalize her condition and help others understand it.

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.

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!

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