Narcolepsy 360: Gary Rutter

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Gary Rutter is a sheep shearer, a dad and a person with narcolepsy. You read it right, a sheep shearer, a job so physical that you burn the same amount of calories as if you just ran a marathon.

In this episode, Gary shares how he came about doing his unique occupation. He also shares that he was diagnosed with Type 1 Narcolepsy just a few years ago despite experiencing symptoms since he was in middle school. Since his proper diagnosis, Gary has been navigating narcolepsy treatment, his occupation, and most recently becoming a dad. He shares how he has been working to have his sleep schedule in line with his sons. Gary is very intune with his body and has been experimenting and learning ways to be efficient with his energy use. We must say it’s very interesting and inspiring.

You can follow Gary at @gary.rutter82 on Instagram, @rut82 on Facebook and at @garyrutter13 on Twitter.

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