World Narcolepsy Day Story Sharing Event: Grisel’s Story in Spanish

This September, our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series is hosting special events leading up to World Narcolepsy Day on Sept. 22nd. We are thrilled to feature an event this Sunday in Spanish! (Para información en español, por favor, desplácese hacia abajo.)

Join us for a special Spanish-language Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing on Sunday, Sept. 20th at 8:00 p.m. ET featuring Grisel Pantoja’s story, followed by a live viewer Q&A!

To join us live, simply head to Project Sleep’s Facebook page at 8pm (ET) this Sunday! If the video does not show up right away, please hit “refresh” a few times.

PS: To watch Grisel’s story in English, click here for her featured videos, part of the Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Speaker Series.

About Grisel:

Grisel Pantoja received her Bachelor of Arts from Florida International University (FIU) in Psychology and with a minor in education in 2017, and is now pursuing her masters degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in mental health. Diagnosed with narcolepsy in 2016, Grisel is now raising awareness by sharing her experience as a speaker in Project Sleep’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy program. In her free time, Grisel enjoys playing the violin, journaling, photography, and spending time with her family.

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 our monthly series every other week for the next few months. 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:

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.

Spread the Word:

We’re excited to share these moving stories with you. Did you see Anne-Claude’s events earlier this month, in both French and English? Watch all past storytellers now!

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

La historia de Elevando las Voces de Narcolepsia (Rising Voices of Narcolepsy) de Grisel Pantoja en ESPAÑOL

El día Mundial de la Narcolepsia se esta acercando rápidamente, únase a nosotros para compartir una historia especial de Elevando las Voces de Narcolepsia (Rising Voices of Narcolepsy) en español. Esto se llevará acabo el domingo 20 de septiembre a las 8:00 p.m. ET con la historia de Grisel Pantoja, seguida de una sesión de preguntas y respuestas en vivo.

Para unirse a nosotros en vivo diríjase a la pagina de Facebook de Project Sleep el domingo 20 de septiembre a las 8:00 p.m. ET. El video aparece en nuestros servicios de noticias. Si el video no se muestra de inmediato, presione actualizar varias veces. Mírelo aquí: https://www.facebook.com/projectsleepawareness/

Sobre la presentadora:

Grisel Pantoja fue diagnosticada con narcolepsia en el 2016 pero esto no impidió que ella cumpliera con sus sueños. Grisel recibió su Licenciatura en psicología en FIU (Universidad Internacional de la Florida) con una especialización en educación en el 2017. Actualmente está cursando su maestría de psicología en consejería con especialización en salud mental.

Grisel quiere crear conciencia de lo que es la narcolepsia compartiendo su experiencia como oradora en el programa Elevando las Voces de Narcolepsia (RVN) de Project Sleep. Grisel también disfruta en su tiempo libre de tocar el violín, escribir, le gusta la fotografía y pasar tiempo con su familia.

Elevando las Voces de la Narcolepsia (Rising Voices of Narcolepsy) es el programa de capacitación de liderazgo de Project Sleep para crear conciencia sobre la narcolepsia y al mismo tiempo ayudar a nuevas generaciones de pacientes que compartan su historia a través de escribirlas y comunicarlas a otros.

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