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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.

Sunday, August 06, 2006


I was hoping that 3 days into my holiday I would be able to swim but when I removed the dressings, one of the wounds was still weeping so I did not feel comfortable swimming. All the plaster covers that were given to me to put over the wounds irritated my skin and I was told not to get the wounds wet. 5 days into the holiday I was finally able to swim but I used the spray plaster rather than the plaster covers. I was really disappointed and felt that it spoilt the start of my holiday. By the end of the holiday I was able to swim normally without having to keep my arm out of the water and I even went in the sea on the last day because it was beautiful and I thought it was so unfair to come all this way and not enjoy the holiday to the full!


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