A young woman who suffers from narcolepsy with cataplexy recently shared how debilitating it can be to live with her condition, in hopes of educating those who don’t quite understand the disorder.
In the video above she explains how people who have never seen a narcoleptic episode occur in real life tell her they want to see her fall asleep because they think it would be “funny” or they try to get her to explain exactly what happens. However, Elizabeth claims it’s extremely difficult to communicate just what it’s like to have the disorder, so when she accidentally filmed herself having an episode while recording a dance tutorial, she thought it would be a good way to show people what an attack can look like.
The resulting footage was infact educational, but also chilling and heartbreaking. Check it out for yourself.