WND in Australia: Remembering Melissa Jose and Story Sharing with Alex Lee

Project Sleep went to Australia to celebrate World Narcolepsy Day (Sept 22) with a special live broadcast! We honored the life and work of Melissa Jose, incredible leader of Narcolepsy Australia and champion for World Narcolepsy Day, and continued with an amazing Rising Voices speaker, Aussie Alex Lee’s narcolepsy story.

Watch Alex’s Story:

About Alex:

Alex Lee is a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner, devoted dog mum, and proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community from Newcastle, New South Wales. She was diagnosed with type 1 narcolepsy with cataplexy at age 23, and now raises awareness of sleep disorders to reduce the time it takes for others to obtain diagnosis and access to treatment. As a speaker with Project Sleep’s Rising Voices program, Alex shares her story of identifying misunderstood symptoms, finding diagnosis and treatment, and adjusting to life with a chronic illness.

What is the Story Sharing Series?

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

About Rising Voices:

To improve public understanding of sleep disorders, Project Sleep’s Rising Voices program trains people living with sleep disorders 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 trained speakers and writers are effectively raising awareness and reducing stigma for all those facing sleep disorders.

Spread the Word:

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 sleep disorders!

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