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, November 15, 2007

Sad News today/Mummy Diaries 2

Had a phone call this morning to inform me that Vanessa has passed away in the early hours of this morning. Her episode is being transmitted tonight. Apparently it was her wish that she would make it through to her transmission day!! Wow she just made it. I'm a bit numb really so watching part 2 of the Mummy Diaries this evening was tinged with sadness. I watched it with Matt and Ellie. I'd already put Freddie to bed as I didn't really want him watching this episode as I knew they would put a notice up at the end to inform of Vanessa's death.

I told Matt and Ellie before we watched the episode and they were quite shocked. I think it hits home a little bit more when they are faced with this sort of news. Matt and I had quite a lengthy discussion about my situation. It is hard for the children to understand that I am suffering the same illness that Pam, Wendy and Vanessa have as I look fairly well most of the time and yet these 3 ladies lost their battle. This news kind of makes me more determined to fight as much as I can and I believe going to Germany is the right thing to do.

My best wishes go to the Kyte family at this difficult time and I hope that we can meet up again in the future.


  • At 3:06 PM, Dawn said…

    My thoughts go to the Kyte family at this time too, I was deeply moved by Vanessa's story.

  • At 6:50 AM, Dawn said…

    Very sad to hear about Vanessa but the series is superb and I am so glad that you all agreed to take part.I have been watching with my 14 year old son and we both love the idea of the memory box and the journal.I hope you are able to get the treatment in Germany and I wish you well,best wishes, Beverley

  • At 8:41 AM, Dawn said…

    I have watched all the programmes so far and I have to say what a brilliant family you are.Your children are a credit to you both. I wish you all the luck in the world with your treatment and pray that it will be successful.

  • At 12:53 PM, Dawn said…

    what an eye opener to all young and old.prayers are with all the family,friends of these woman effected

  • At 10:56 PM, Dawn said…

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You are very strong and your strength will help you all. Tonight's show made me cry. Take care and embrace every moment together xx

  • At 10:28 AM, Dawn said…

    I was diagnosed with non Hodkins Lymphoma, stage 3 last year and I'd like to thank the families for letting us into their world. Although my plight is not as serious as the families featured it has helped me enormously. I totally identify with Dawn on her worries about whether she'll be around for her children, that is exactly how I feel about my 2 wonderful children. Take care and good luck with your treatment.


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