a support network in place," says Dugan. "Work with your family, friends, and neighbors. Educate them! Teach them what narcolepsy is and give them the signs to recognize when you need help." As Dr. Walsleben says in her book: "Don't ask for help, demand it!" "To be a mother, especially a narcoleptic mother, is a calling— a profession—for the brave of heart," adds Dugan. "The journey of living and sacrificing for your child is a gift from God to parents, which teaches us what life is really all about, and what makes life so full and meaningful. My children warm my heart. Narcolepsy teaches us to look at the things we can do, rather than what we cannot."