Rising Voices of Narcolepsy: Meet Ashley from California

Before narcolepsy, I was a super-busy perfectionist and really hard on myself. Since my diagnosis, I’ve learned to give myself grace and prioritize rest.

— Ashley Blankenship, RVN Advocate

Our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live broadcast series continued on October 24, 2021 with new storyteller Ashley Blankenship! Ashley shared her powerful perspectives on adjusting to life with narcolepsy and answered audience questions.

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About Ashley:

Ashley Blankenship is an account manager, dog mom, and outdoor enthusiast from Carlsbad, California. She was diagnosed with type 1 narcolepsy with cataplexy at age 29 after struggling with symptoms for nearly a decade. As a Rising Voices of Narcolepsy speaker, she strives to eliminate stigma and misinformation around this neurological condition through storytelling and meaningful education.

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!

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

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