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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, May 20, 2007

Starting Chemo at the Leonardis Klinik

Arrived at the Leonardis Klinik following a white knuckle taxi ride. The driver reached 200 km per hour at some points during the journey!

The weather here is baking hot and I attempted a walk this afternoon but it is quite hilly around the clinic and was soon defeated by the blistering hot sun.

Upon my return, I was met by Dr Draczynski who decided that he would run some tests and start the chemo this afternoon. They took some blood, did an ECG, did a liver ultrasound and then hooked me up to some infusions before starting the chemo.The whole body hyperthermia is tomorrow and by all accounts it is quite a gruelling treatment. Dr D says that they will take me back to my room after for a 2-3 hour rest!


  • At 10:06 PM, Dawn said…

    Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
    I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

    Thumbs up, and keep it going!

    Christian, iwspo.net


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