Julie Flygare

Patient Leader

Julie Flygare, JD, is a leading narcolepsy spokesperson, award-winning author, and blogger diagnosed with narcolepsy with cataplexy in 2007. She received her B.A. from Brown University in 2005 and her J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2009. In 2012, Julie published “Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy,” which won First Prize in the San Francisco Book Festival Bio/Autobiography Award 2013. Julie has spoken about narcolepsy to scientific researchers, doctors, nurses, college and medical school students, NIH, FDA and CDC representatives. Her story has been featured by Marie Claire, ABC, NBC, Psychology Today and Discovery Channel. Julie is the creator of the NATIONAL SLEEP WALK and the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE international awareness campaign. Most recently, she unveiled the first-ever Narcolepsy Advocacy Mobile App, available to download for free. Julie currently serves on NIH’s Sleep Disorder Research Advisory Board and lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Nominations

Patient Leader Hero

Julie does more for narcolepsy in a day than I do at work in a week. Her passion and work ethic always impresses this chronic pain and arthritis patient. Julie might have narcolepsy but she is an advocate for us all!  — Alan

Past Awards Participation

Third Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Facebook Best in Show: Twitter Hilarious Health Activist Health Activist Hero Best in Show: Blog

Winner

Geek Health Activist

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Patient Leader Hero

Finalist

Healthcare Collaborator: Patient

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Health Activist Hero

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Health Activist Hero Lifetime Achievement
Julie Flygare

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