This is my son Andrew. He is 12 and one amazing kid. He is funny, smart, thoughtful, generous, athletic, and the person that made me a mom. He is like any other 12 year old with one exception. Andrew has narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a rare and misunderstood sleep disorder. It has posed many challenges for Andrew, but he fights back everyday. Today is Narcolepsy Awareness day, or Sleepy Saturday. I could go on and on about the ugliness that is this disorder, but I will not. Today I celebrate Andrew and all that he has overcome. I celebrate all the others that live with this disorder and the poeple that love and support them. When you are presented with obstacles you have two choices. You can fight or give up right then and there. Andrew is a fighter, and I will continue to fight alongside him. How could I not…he is one amazing kid!
Here is a little information about narcolepsy.