Cassandra Stewart, who was diagnosed with narcolepsy at age 5, will attend West Virginia University in the fall to major in Fashion and Merchandising and has received a Project Sleep’s Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship, reports WSAZ.

“If I could give a tip to someone who was diagnosed with narcolepsy, I would say to be confident and remain confident through the unknown. Talk about it but you don’t have to talk about it with everyone. Find your close knit group of people and they’ll get you far,” said Stewart.

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