It has arrived!!!! Alice was very happy and when it arrived, wanted to go to bed instead of school so she could cuddle it.
Alice really loves her quilt, she calls it her pretty blanket and likes it to be draped over the foot end of her bed at night so that she can see it clearly. She says goodnight to all her princesses one by one and makes us lay it back on the bed in the morning so she can touch it while she gets dressed. I really can't thank everyone enough, it will make such a difference when she has a hospital stay that she can take a little piece of home with her. x
Alice was born prematurely at 29 weeks gestation. When she was 11 months old her development was severely delayed and she could not hold her head up, sit up, or hold things that were placed in her hands. She was referred to another consultant, who diagnosed her with Cerebral Palsy when she was 14/15 months old.
Since then Alice has had extensive physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and surgery to correct her squint. She has also been diagnosed with epilepsy and is now on regular medication. She has faced every challenge her life presents happily and enthusiastically and can now talk, making sentences of three words and eat finely chopped foods. She can roll over and understands social interactions.
She is determined to join in with everything her friends and siblings do, despite having no independent movement and can make her needs known.
Alice touches the heart of everyone she meets and brings joy to her family.