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.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Blast from the past

Following the transmission of Thursday's Mummy Diaries an old school friend, who had moved away from Reading, got in touch by email. She'd been watching the programme and then got the shock of her life when she saw me, Steve and the kids at the end of programme 2.

Debbie and I have known each other since we were 7 years old and she wrote a lovely email reminiscing about our youth. She made me laugh so much, I had forgotten quite a lot of what we used to get up to as children living on Caversham Park Village, especially when it was still being built. Debbie was also with me when, at 15, I first met Steve.

I'm really pleased that she got in touch and so grateful for the wonderful memories, it will be something that I can pass on to the children.


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