Carolyn Nicholls learned about The National Brain Appeal after being treated at The National Hospital for a cavernoma. She contributed to our art exhibition, A Letter In Mind, after turning to painting after her illness.
Around eight years ago my mouth became very painful. I went to doctors and dentists and asked them to remove my teeth where the pain was. But nothing eased the pain and I was referred to several specialists who carried out scans on my face − one told me I had neuralgia. No one ever thought to scan my brain.
It was 1977 − the year of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and street parties were being held everywhere. One day I was at primary school and the teacher set us an assignment with some questions on the board to complete. He said there would be a prize for the first person to complete the test.
I’m about to turn 33 and I wanted to celebrate my birthday in a different way. Unlike when I was younger, I’m not that fussed about going clubbing anymore – I prefer doing something where I get to spend quality time with my friends. Read more
Last year we threw a Pyjama Party at our office and we all had a brilliant time. We decided to get involved because here at Newhall Publishing, we produce Candis magazine on behalf of Candis Club – and we featured the National Brain Appeal in a few issues. Candis Club teamed up with TBNA as part of the fundraising initiative, The Big Give, and matched the funds for one of its campaigns. Read more