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Imagine falling asleep on June 29th, 2009 and not waking up until February 11th, 2010.
This is one of the many sleep spells I've had during the past 15 years due to a rare neurological condition called Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS). I've always told myself it's not what you go through that makes you the person you are, it's how you react to the situation that you were dealt with that makes you the person you are.
I have looked beyond my struggle and have found meaning in my life by helping others. I have spent the past seven years dedicating my life to raising awareness for KLS. In an effort to help other sufferers, I have raised funds for research, created a community [...]