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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.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Phone call from Ricochet

It's been a while since I've spoken with Amanda, the Director of the documentary, so it was nice to receive a phone call from her today. Unfortunately amongst other things, she was calling with some bad news. There are 5 families taking part in the documentary and Amanda was calling to tell me that two of the ladies had passed away. I was aware that Pam had passed away this week as I was in contact with her husband Vince but unfortunately I did not know about Wendy. They both leave a husband and two children. It's very sad and it was a pleasure to have met them even though it was only the once. I was however in contact with Pam by email and I know that she put up a brave and strong fight. God bless them.

Amanda said that she wants to come out and see us again soon but as she will be going to Pam's funeral will probably look at coming in a couple of weeks. She is estimating that filming will continue until possibly June/July although she wants to start editing in May and then it should be finished by August. Still no date on when it will be aired.


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