Last year, Vanessa Lowe of Nocturne, a podcast that “peers into the dusty corners of the night”, emailed me. She had read my investigation “My War with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota” in City Pages and wanted to learn more about my life as a journalist and person with the life-altering disability, Narcolepsy.
One year later, my episode for Nocturne is out.
Tune in to hear my story about fighting to survive, nearly losing everything and getting a second shot at life.
We all have one chance at this; one opportunity to live a big life. This is the story of mine.
Katie Nelson is a journalist based in Kenya, where she covers human rights and global health issues. Her work puts her in dangerous and challenging situations, far from home. But not that long ago, Katie could barely get out of bed. Whereas most people have distinct and regular periods of wakefulness and fatigue – usually divided into day and night, Katie felt the need to sleep all the time. She had lost all hope of leading a normal life, until one doctor finally asked the right question.
More at Nocturne: https://nocturnepodcast.org/big-life/