Thursday, December 18, 2008

Big Press for RLS

As most of you know, I currently work for the Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Foundation. I will be taking an extended leave of absence from this position in the next few weeks but have so enjoyed the nearly five years I have spent as their Director of Publications & Communications. I primarily handle all writing and editing and just love this job.

We are always excited when we get some good press on RLS. The condition often takes a bad wrap as some people actually believe it is a made up disease. That is far from the case. RLS is, basically, a sleep disorder, that prevents individuals from sleeping due to their need to move their legs. It may sound strange, but it is quite real and quite devastating to those that have severe cases of the disorder.

Yesterday, The New York Times online posted their feature on RLS. It is absolutely fantastic and one of the best pieces of press we have ever had done on RLS!

Click here to read the story or click here to listen to the patients' accounts of RLS. We are so excited by this painted portrait of RLS. I work and know each of the individuals featured in the first-person accounts and am so excited to see RLS illustrated so appropriately!

1 comment:

Beth Bailey said...

That is an amazing story! What a gret representation of all the different kinds of living there is going on with RLS. Very well done. You have done great work for the Foundation over the years!