World Narcolepsy Day Story Sharing Event: Meet Mariángela in Madrid!

In anticipation of World Narcolepsy Day (Sept 22), new Rising Voices storyteller Mariángela Velásquez joined us from Madrid, Spain on Sept 13 for Story Sharing! Mariángela shared her narcolepsy story and answered audience questions in this Facebook Live event.

Mariángela also shared her story in Spanish on 3pm ET on Thurs, Sept 8. Learn more and watch here.

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About Mariángela:

Mariángela Velásquez is a mom and journalist from Venezuela living in Madrid. She was diagnosed with type 1 narcolepsy with cataplexy at age 27 while working in the United States. In her free time, she enjoys walking outdoors, gardening, and yoga. She also loves to travel. As a Rising Voices advocate, she shares her journey to raise awareness about sleep disorders in Spanish-speaking countries.

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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