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, February 14, 2008

On a right downer!

In the last few months since the liver diagnosis I have been feeling quite low and thinking more and more about dying. I have started preparing in someways, writing letters, collecting memorabelia for the children, thinking about my funeral. I know people won't want me thinking this way but it is very difficult when faced with such a horrible disease as cancer. There are so many stories of people not making it and I just feel like I'm heading that way sooner rather than later.

Can't remember ever feeling this low and I'm sure I will pick up but I think as I felt ill during December and January with various viruses it has just knocked the stuffing out of me.


  • At 9:07 AM, Dawn said…

    hi Dawn I'm a friend of Debbie Brewer, and have just read your web page and just wanted to wish you and your family all the very best with your fund raising, you sound like a very determine young lady with a wonderful loving and very suportive family and not to mention friends.
    good luck to you, you will do it.

    All the very best

    Julie xx


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