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The speaker I was most excited to hear was the amazing Dr. Emmanuel Mignot himself; the Parisian director of the Stanford Center for Narcolepsy who is internationally recognized as having discovered the cause of narcolepsy. Just as exciting was getting to see my role model, REM Runner Julie Flygare, again after an entire year! (By the way, be sure to check out Julie's amazing essay "Sleep's Choice", recently published in SleepMatters: A Publication of the National Sleep Foundation).
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As a final note, I'd like to give a shout-out to Cassie from Oklahoma :) Her father, Larry, sent me an e-mail to tell me that he liked my blog (I have fans, like actual fans?! This e-mail totally made my day!) and told me a little about Cassie. Being a freshman in high school is hard enough, and adding narcolepsy into the equation doesn't make it any easier. Keep on smiling, Cassie, and good luck with volleyball!
I suck at volleyball now thanks to my cataplexy making my arms go weak when I try to hit the ball, but I still play with friends and make an absolute FOOL of myself! :D