Hi my name is Dan.
If you have just been told that you have cancer, that is bad enough, if you have been told you will lose a facial feature, and be disfigured then I have been there.
This blog site starts with my story from the first symptoms, to diagnosis and then pretty much every surgery since.
Finding out that you are going to be a Dad on the same day you are shown a picture of a huge tumour growing behind your face is something most of the planet will never encounter, it happened to me!
I could never imagine what a journey this life changing condition would set into motion. I have tried to make it informative and entertaining. Here you will read and see pictures of specific plastic surgery procedures, and my opinions and experience.
Start by reading from the beginning by clicking here
If you are affected by cancer, especially facial, and you are worried, or have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to get in to touch, I am here, and have written this for you.
I run a group on Facebook. It is a closed group and is a great place to share your story, get advice and support from fellow sufferers and survivors. Search for “lets face it facial cancer and disfigurement friends”
New for 2017
I am crowdfunding for a new charity based in the UK. I believe that not enough is done to help people affected by cancer, and I am raising money to give direct help, support or something to look forward to Every penny donated will go direct to a great cause, I take nothing for myself.
YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT THEDANIELJACKSONFOUNDATION@GMAIL.COM
I am an ambassador for the major charities that deal with facial cancer, disfigurement and research.
I am an ambassador to the fantastic charity Lets Face It who specialise in the support of people and families that have had the horror of facial disfigurement and head and neck cancer. I work closely with Christine Piff the CEO to help people find us and give them the support and information they need.
We aim to transform public attitudes towards people with an unusual appearance. Our goal is ‘face equality’ and we promote fair treatment and equal opportunities for all, irrespective of how they look. We campaign for social change: lobbying for integrated health services; influencing schools and workplaces to create more inclusive environments; and pushing for anti-discrimination protection and enforcement.
The Scar Free Foundation is a UK charity dedicated to leading transformational research into scarring and raising the money to fund that research. “We believe we can achieve scar free healing within our lifetime”
Dan is an ambassador for the charity “To be an object of interest can be hard to deal with. Just raising awareness of scarring and disfigurement would be a major breakthrough. Very often in the media, in films, on TV, disfigured or scarred people are portrayed as ‘scary’. I think it’s time for that to change. Scar free to me is an incredibly powerful statement. It says that a child might be able to undergo surgery, and then not have to feel sad when they look in the mirror. It says that they’ll be able to have the confidence that any young child should have. I think that’s a beautiful idea.”