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, May 13, 2009

Farrah Fawcet

There was a news bulletin on the 6pm news this evening regarding Farrah Fawcett and her battle with cancer. Unfortunately she is now beyond treatment which is very sad. What was very interesting to me was the video diary that she has been doing because she has been going to Germany for treatment and I saw snippets of the diary on the news and recognised two of the German Doctors that she has been treated by. Prof Vogel in Frankfurt and Dr Jacob who was my original doctor at the Leonardis Klinik when I first went there.

I would like to see her Video Diary (A Wing and a Prayer) which is being screened in America on Friday 15th. What is also sad for me is that with all her money and the fact that she has had access to the same Doctors as me in Germany, she is still not going to make it. I suppose I must remember that she has a totally different cancer to myself which I think has been very aggressive but it is a reality check all the same.


  • At 1:15 PM, Dawn said…

    Dawnie did you get to see her video diary? When I was reading in the paper about her I wondered if the doctors were the same as the ones that you see, Sue


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