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.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Documentary Changes/More Filming

Just when we thought Ricochet had finished filming, Amanda (documentary director) rang me to say that Channel 4 wanted to change the structure of the documentary slightly including more footage of us. Were we available on Monday for further filming? They want Julie Stokes to come back and chat with me and the children and also if possible visit Ellie's secondary school and chat to a teacher about how important it is for children to have the support at school as well as home when a family member has cancer or has lost a loved one .

I'm fine but it's quite short notice for the school so don't know if they will agree.

Julie Stokes of Winstons Wish (http://www.winstonswish.org.uk/) called me this evening to talk through what they would like to achieve with the school on Monday if they agree. She wondered if I could ask Ellie if there was a teacher that she feels has been helpful or supportive in recent months. Ellie suggested her History teacher who had taken her aside one day to say that if there was anything that she could do she would be there for Ellie.

Julie's going to contact the school tomorrow.


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