Mikelle Rogers sees her narcolepsy diagnosis not as a disability and was recently awarded a Jack and Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship from the non-profit Project Sleep, reports KSL.

“I’m hoping to choose some sort of emphasis that will help me to be in a position to where I can hopefully be part of the team that cures narcolepsy,” she said. “I would love to be able to help those who are in my shoes to not have to go through narcolepsy anymore.”