I am 23 years old from Pittsburgh, PA, and I love hiking and dancing. I'm sharing my story in hopes of bringing awareness to a condition that's often misunderstood. I have been living with narcolepsy symptoms for about seven years and received an accurate diagnosis about two years ago. I am passionate about advocating for chronic, rare, and invisible illnesses. My goal is to stress the importance of slowing down to seek proper healthcare and not ignore signs of an underlying condition. By receiving an early diagnosis, patients can get access to the treatment and support that they need to life their best quality of life.
I am a trained speaker and advocate with Project Sleep's Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Program.