“I am one of the lucky ones”

“I am one of the lucky ones”

I have a tremor – ‘essential tremor’ is actually its proper name. Having this tremor is inconvenient, to say the least. But I can’t picture how my life would be if my right arm hadn’t been repaired. Imagine you can’t get a fork to your mouth. If you try, whatever is...
‘It’s terrifying how life can suddenly change’

‘It’s terrifying how life can suddenly change’

My story is about beating the odds, learning to walk again and raising over £10,000 for the charity which supports the National Hospital. I feel so incredibly lucky as it could have ended so differently. It all started in May 2007 when I suddenly had severe headaches...
‘I meet so many brave patients’

‘I meet so many brave patients’

To kick off the new year, we are starting a brand new series of blogs. Each month you’ll get to meet a patient, a member of hospital staff or a supporter of the charity. They’ll be telling us their story and why they spend their time and energy supporting...
Rallying around The National

Rallying around The National

We have many long term supporters who have repeatedly amazed us with their continued fundraising efforts. Having raised £25,000 for us over the years, Sarah Singleton and her husband Neil are just one example of the absolutely overwhelming dedication that enables The...
Taming Terry

Taming Terry

After being diagnosed with a brain tumour, Laura King decided to raise funds for The National Brain Appeal by organising and taking part in not one, but three events. With an infectiously positive attitude, she tells us how she is taming Terry the Tumour. In April, I...
Olympic dreams

Olympic dreams

Hello. My name is Simon Clark. I am epileptic and badly dyslexic (my sister is helping me write this) so sometimes feel quite isolated and I have to confess when The National Brain Appeal contacted me to offer me a pair of Olympics tickets that had kindly been donated...