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Date(s) - 01/11/2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Viscount Suites Hotel


The Catalina Rotary Club helps children in need. Most are able to stay awake all day. Most are able to sleep at night. Unless they have narcolepsy. It’s worse when the condition is aggravated by cataplexy. What is this disease? How do kids and their families deal with it? Who do they turn to for support? Tucson’s “FACES of Narcolepsy” has stepped forward to help.

Andrea “Andee” Coppel is the co-founder and secretary of Families and Children Experiencing Symptoms (FACES) of Narcolepsy. She is blessed to be wife to husband Ricardo, mother to two daughters (Liliana-14, Krista-11), sister to two brothers, daughter of two wonderful parents, friend to many. She is a humble dabbler in the wearing of many hats, tossed between roles as wife, mother, school volunteer, Sunday school teacher, sipper of tea lattes, taxi driver for busy teens, church elder, administrator for Long Realty’s Team Coppel, officer and director of a non-profit, and full-time supporter of youth with narcolepsy. In spare moments, she enjoys reading, knitting, horseback riding, cooking, playing games with family and friends, and indulging in silly TV programs. Fortunately, she has no problem sleeping.