Jess Walton's friends and family are taking on her head shave challenge on Tuesday May 31st at The Wessex Haven. 

Here is Jess' story:

Jess is 38 years old, has a 5 year old son, and lives in Gosport and is a teacher in a local school.

Jess’s life was turned upside down in January when she received a breast cancer diagnosis, it was a huge shock and life’s priorities suddenly changed overnight.

Jess was given a leaflet about The Haven from her sister and was able to attend an introductory day in February where she learnt about how we were able to assist her with the side effects of surgery and treatment thatlay ahead.
Jess faced a mastectomy and reconstruction in March, and has begun chemotherapy this week, she is bravely facing her breast cancer head on and with great spirit.

Jess said ‘The Haven in Titchfield is so friendly and welcoming and is helping me be positive about my breast cancer diagnosis. I have the opportunity to speak to people whose knowledge and expertise is specific to breast cancer, and receive tailored support and therapy that is unique to me. Where else would I go for such support, my friends are wonderful but here is about a process of moving forward and is somewhere for me to be reassured, with expert care and understanding. At the Haven I am given time to talk, to just be. I have found the breast cancer support group for younger women a positive way of sharing fears, experiences and making friends going through similar things’