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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.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Flying out to Germany

I rang the Leonardis clinic this morning just to confirm my reservations and to check what time the taxi would be arriving to take me to Stuttgart for the PET scan. Disappointingly, I was told that in actual fact the scan was going to be Thursday and not Wednesday as hoped. Which meant that I was going to have a great birthday!

Plane was delayed by an hour and a half and then when we finally hit the road in the hire car, it was absolutely pouring down with rain so we didn't arrive at the clinic until 8.30pm We went straight to the dining room and who should be sitting there at the next table, George Hamilton and Alana Stewart!

Just as I was unpacking this evening at 9.45 pm I got a phone call from Dr Drazynski. He works late!! Anyway he was asking how I was and if there was anything they could do for me this evening. I ran through a list of my aches and pains including the fact that I'm always tired and I have a regular pain in my shoulder which carries on down my left arm but other than that not doing too bad. He said that I should arrange a meeting with Dr Jacob for tomorrow.


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