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.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

"The Wright Stuff"

I got invited to take part in the live chat show on Channel 5 today with Julie Stokes. It was quite nerve wracking as it was going out live but I took a few props with me ie Frank the Feelings Bear and mine and Ellie's teddy bears.

We got picked up at Paddington at 7.45am and were chauffer driven to the studios for 8am where I met the other lady, Penny, who was going on the show with us to talk about how you prepare your child in the event of your death and in Penny's case how she copes with the loss of her husband and the impact it had on her children.

The makeup department did a marvellous job, wish I had someone on hand at home everyday!!

Matthew Wright introduced himself briefly before the show and then afterwards he chatted to us in the green room for quite a while. He is lovely and very funny. We had a right laugh and he even gave me his mobile number!!!

Matthew told me about his great friend, Trevor Sorbie who has made it his mission to help women who have lost their hair through illness. He has set up "My New Hair" which wants to help and support people suffering hair loss. If there is anyone reading this who has lost their hair through treatment or alopecia, please follow this link to find out more.


Anyway the morning was a fantastic experience and I'm glad I did it.


  • At 8:41 PM, Dawn said…

    You are such a brave lady Dawn, keep on fighting, Thinking of you and thanks for being part of a wonderful series that features a subject that is so often hidden. It has been really helpful to me and to many others I am sure, I have a starscape up at work and have been talking about you and the ither brave, wonderful ladies featured in the series. Once again
    Debbie Brewer


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