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FUNZING x LDN TALKS - LISA UPTON


This Funzing Experience:

Join Lisa, who will tell you the story of her amazing journey into the depths of her own mind in this fascinating talk.

Just over a year ago, Lisa was faced with a decision that would change her life forever. She had to decide whether to have awake brain surgery to remove a tumour which lay deep inside her brain in the left temporal lobe, close to the area responsible for speech and language. 

This decision came with extremely high risks - having the operation meant that she could have a stroke, may have to learn to talk, read and write again, or worst-case scenario, not survive the surgery.

Not having the operation meant living a life with four/five epileptic seizures every day and the chance that the ticking time bomb inside her brain could go off at any moment and this could take her life.

Despite the odds being against her and many people saying that she was crazy to even contemplate such a risky operation, Lisa made the brave decision to have surgery. 

In the months following her operation Lisa's life changed beyond measure, she thought about life in a completely different way, she approached things with a different attitude and as a result of this, saw new and amazing opportunities presenting themselves every day.

Lisa wanted to understand why this was happening and couldn't accept that it was just "all part of the recovery". She spent months researching the brain and its many functions, spending time with neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-researchers, neuropsychologists and patients at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

With a heart filled with gratitude, Lisa will share with you the amazing things that she learnt about the brain, and how we are all capable of reprogramming our brains so that we can achieve greatness and euphoria. 

Lisa believes that we can all 'awaken our brains' without having to go through major brain surgery.

Money raised on the night will be donated to: 
The National Brain Appeal
Funding advances in neurology and neurosurgery

www.brainbuddyuk.com
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=9mO71yIChSE

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LDN Talks @ Night is a new concept which aims to take the well known 'Tedx' style talks, and make them more accessible. We've pulled together an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire and re-invent your after work beers.

Held in a hand picked range of bars across London, a LDN Talks @ Night event makes the perfect after work mid-week activity. 

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives over a beer with like-minded Londoners. Funzing has always encouraged you to do something different with your free time, so we say do just that - you never know where it may lead you!

Experience includes:

  • An insight into the brain, our organ of character, personality, judgement, and innovation
  • Fascinating lecture 
  • High profile speaker
  • Trendy London venue
  • Unique after-work event