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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, January 29, 2009


Just over a week ago I started going swimming. It was at the suggestion of the Occupational Therapist at Sue Ryder as a gentle form of exercise for me as walking is obviously a pain! Anyway, I started last week and initially almost had a heart attack when I couldn't co-ordinate myself in the pool for the first 20 mins. I'd almost forgotten how to swim!! I've now been on 4 occasions and feel that I'm really benefitting from it. I'm very out of breath and obviously very unfit but I do feel so much better for it afterwards.

Sue Ryder have been a great source of help and advice. Today I've been back up there for reflexology with Alison. It's wonderfully relaxing and therapeutic. I can't praise Sue Ryder enough for the boost they have given me and feel so much better for the pain medication review and the overall kindness they have shown me.


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