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, March 01, 2008

Another fund raiser

I held a Jewellery party last night to help raise funds for Wigs to Wishes. Thanks to all my friends and their friends who attended. It was a really busy evening and we managed to raise £180 in total, taken from the commission from the sale of jewellery and the raffle. Thanks also to those who contributed a raffle prize.

Today, I've spent the majority of the day in bed! I felt like I had a hangover with a massive headache and feeling sick. Thing is, I didn't touch a drop of alcohol, in fact I didn't really have time for a drink at all as it was such a busy night. Maybe this is a side effect from the Avastin I had on Wednesday.


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