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By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

Suddenly Sleepy Saturday: A Day for Narcolepsy Awareness

WHEREAS, narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain’s inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles; and,

WHEREAS, narcolepsy affects an estimated one in every 2,000 Americans; and,

WHEREAS, narcolepsy is an under-recognized and under-diagnosed condition; and,

WHEREAS, the symptoms of narcolepsy, especially when undiagnosed, can lead to accidents, injuries, and problems with learning, and working; and,

WHEREAS, narcolepsy affects people neurologically, socially, and emotionally; and,

WHEREAS, narcolepsy affects people of all ages, with onset typically between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five; and,

WHEREAS, Narcolepsy Network is a national organization created to promote awareness of the disease and support for those who suffer from narcolepsy;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize Saturday, March 12, 2022 as SUDDENLY SLEEPY SATURDAY: A DAY FOR NARCOLEPSY AWARENESS in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.