wigs to wishes.org.uk

The “Dawn Hughes Wigs to Wishes Fund” has been set up to enable me to receive further treatment at an Oncology Clinic in Germany where they have had a high success rate in stopping the spread of Cancer in patients and giving them the best possible chance of remission. The Berkshire Cancer Centre have informed me that there is little chance of my Cancer going into remission with the treatment available in this country.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my website. I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself. I'm a wife and mother of 3 young children, Matthew 13, Ellie 10 and Freddie 6. I was first diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2001 at the age of 36. Following Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy, I was in remission until a chance MRI scan in Feb 2005 for an unrelated problem, detected that the Cancer had returned. I was then diagnosed with Secondary Breast Cancer. The likely prognosis given in February was 18 months to 5 years. I then had to undergo aggressive Chemotherapy, but following the results of a recent bone scan, it was found that the Cancer is still spreading. The treatment in Germany will cost thousands of pounds and for most people like myself, the opportunity for this is a dream. Many of my Family and Friends want to make this dream a reality and are making tremendous fund raising efforts, because without them, I would not be able to seek the treatment that I so obviously need and which is not being offered in this country.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Prescriptions for Change campaign

Spoke to the Daily Mail yesterday at length regarding a campaign that Breast Cancer Care are launching on Monday called “Prescriptions for Change”. It all started when I completed an online questionnaire, which was asking for cancer patient’s experiences and thoughts regarding the payment of prescriptions. Following on from this, I was asked if I would help out with media work in my local area. The Daily Mail were interested in the story and Breast Cancer Care asked if I would speak with them. The Health Editor rang me yesterday and said that they would send out a photographer tomorrow to take pictures of myself and the family to go in Monday’s edition. She did however point out that it may not get published if other high profile stories were generating more newsworthy interest. The photographer came and took about 20 shots.


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