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Andre Royal is a father, chef, entrepreneur, and person with Narcolepsy. In this episode, Andre shares his complicated journey to get properly diagnosed since he was living with multiple complicated medical conditions.
Getting diagnosed created a career crossroads for Andre. Since then, Andre has worked to find a career that will best support him and his schedule but also fulfill him in the work that he is doing. Feeling inspired by the power of social media, Andre began posting food creations on Instagram which built his reputation in his community. This has led him to be sponsored by food companies but also launch a non-profit!
Suddenly Sleepy Sleepwalk is an annual 5k that raises awareness about narcolepsy in Eugene, Oregon. It is a fun-filled family event and if you are close by please come out on March 10, 2019, and participate. This next year Suddenly Sleepy will become a non-profit and continue to expand its opportunities to raises awareness about narcolepsy.
You can follow Andre at @chef_andre_royal on Instagram and @chefandreroyal on Facebook. You can also learn more about Suddenly Sleepy Sleepwalk here and follow along at @suddenlysleepysleepwalk5K on Instagram.
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