# Wake Up Dylan

Narcolepsy and cataplexy with a side of Insanity

No Rest for the UNwicked

I have a theory that the plot of Sleeping Beauty was based, in large part, on my son Dylan.  I don’t mean to suggest my son grew up with fairies or sorcery, obviously those were added for fairy tale flair, but he did fall into a deep slumber for the better part of two years after being pricked by a cursed needle. While I recognize my theory may be somewhat controversial and that it relies heavily on other yet unproven theories like time travel, I am confident that in time, much like many of Einstein’s theories, the missing pieces will fall into place once modern science has caught up to my intellect. Continue reading “No Rest for the UNwicked”

#WakeUpDylan Video Collection

A consolidation of all the #WakeUpDylan narcolepsy videos created over the past few years, in one convenient location!  Continue reading “#WakeUpDylan Video Collection”

Ted E. Barrison: the Narcoleptic Bear

As part of a narcolepsy presentation for Dylan’s class, I put together a whiteboarding video that provides a very basic and simple overview of narcolepsy and cataplexy specifically geared towards educating children about this complex neurological disorder. Ted E. Barrison is the main character in the video who, like Dylan, is a bear suffering from narcolepsy.

Dylan in the News

Read the full Patient Worthy article about Dylan here

#WakeUpDylan Lemonade Stand in the News!

Read the full Snapd article about the 2nd Annual #WakeUpDylan Lemonade Stande here

#WakeUpDylan Lemonade Stand: The Remix

Dylan in the News

Read the full Globe and Mail article featuring Dylan’s story here.


The Curious Incident of the Kidnapping in the Hood

The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. Based on a true story.   Continue reading “The Curious Incident of the Kidnapping in the Hood”

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