Sleepy American

Patient Leader

My name is Rachel, also known as Sleepy American. Having Narcolepsy w/ Cataplexy and Fibromyalgia, I advocate for all persons with Invisible Disabilities. It's most important to have a fellow veteran like myself, to guide and support the newly diagnosed person. Over a decade of youtube Awareness, Educational, Advocacy, and Personal Accounts on YouTube and Facebook, I strive to bring 'America Forgotten' (Persons with invisible disabilities) to light. Creator of Sleepy American Heroes: Justice League for Persons with Invisible Disabilities I hope to not only spread awareness about many different disabilities, but also leave each person feeling like a true SuperHero.On Anti-bullying currently.

Location

Dallas, TX

Nominations

Best Kept Secret Best in Show: Blog Health Activist Hero Best in Show: Youtube Patient Leader Hero

Rachel has been consistently active in the fight to spread Narcolepsy Awareness and is a great motivater and inspiration.

Not yet adequately appreciated by the invisible illness community, SleepyAmerican has dedicated her life to raising not only awareness but validation, vindication, and victory over adversity in a society often unappreciative of the plight of the chronically ill, and the experience of living with chronic pain, suffering inside and out of ourselves.

Why the heck not? I have sleep apnea, and she made me feel like a Hero watching #SleepyAmericanHeroes

Sleepy American

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