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Matthew R's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:21/03/02
Illness: Neurofibromatosis

Theme: Space, Star Wars and Lego

Date opened: 14th Jan 2017
Date closed: 16th Jan 2017
Deadline: 31st May 2017

Photo of Matthew R

Theme details

Space, Star Wars and Lego - As Matthew is a bit older, Space squares should be more "serious" eg planets and telescopes rather than aliens and rockets. Star Wars and Lego are favourites, with general Space to bulk out the theme :)



Child Interests

Matthews favourite colours are blue and green.

His interests are Lego, Lego and .....Lego which also include Star Wars.


Biography

Matthew was formally diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis at the age of 4. Matthew inherited the condition from myself. Neurofibromatosis (NF for short) can be extremely unpredictable and no two paths are the same. For Matthew, he has a mild LD which has impacted on his Maths and English. He attends a Designated Provision within a mainstream School where his Maths & English is personalised and he has access to a TA for his other lessons.

Matthew was diagnosed with Hypertension at the age of 7. He has to take medication which is a chore as he cannot tolerate tablets (a sensory thing!!).

Matthew also has Verbal Dyspraxia - this has had a massive impact on his life. Matthew has so much he wants to say but can really struggle at times.

Over the years it has become apparent that Matthew has many sensory issues. Having his hair cut has been a long, long process for him to tolerate and only in the last couple of years will Matthew sit still to have his hair 'cut'. When I say cut, I mean clipped. Matthew will not accept any scissors at all and he still sits bolt upright without moving. Matthew will sometimes struggle with change and can worry over the slightest thing - such as the car breaking down. We would reassure him that the AA will come out but he will worry that they will get break down or get stuck in traffic or he cannot find us etc.
Because of the condition, Matthew needs ongoing health checks and we need to obtain some blood tests. This is proving to be a major, major challenge at the moment and we need to get Matthew comfortable enough to have the test. Matthew has tried oral diazepam, needle therapy and hypnotherapy, all of which has failed to obtain a blood test.

The next stage of this is to try him with gas & air so fingers crossed!
Matthew really struggles to settle at night. He finds it really hard to fall asleep. When he was younger he would be up and down the stairs for several hours.

Matthew is now at the age where he is at a heightened risk of developing the visible tumours. This can present with numerous problems depending on the size and location of the tumour.
Having NF leaves you pre disposed to an increased risk of developing cancer - of which I have had.

Despite his condition, Matthew has a fabulous sense of humour, is a typical teenager with an aversion to showering and doing homework but will talk your leg off about Star Wars!



Patterns


1.Yoda, head and shoulders. Charity shop pattern,Stitcher: Abi, Pendle, Lancs, UK
Received

2.Stoney Creeks The Final Frontier The Planets Stitcher: Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK
Received

3.Www-my-cross-stitch-patterns.com SatelliteStitcher: Eileen, Newcastle, UK
Received

4.Storm trooper Stitcher: Dana Wagner, Buck Creek, Canada
In Progress

5.Bobba Fett headStitcher: Jenny, Rushden, UK
Received

6.Star Wars Darth Vader Stitcher: Jo, Haydock, UK
Received

7.YodaStitcher: Roisin, Amersham, England
In Progress

8.From FB LQ files by Bekki Houghton Star wars logo Stitcher: Pippa, Surrey, UK
In Progress

9.Benny & Wildstyle lucy Lego figuresStitcher: Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England
Received

10.Lego movie characters Stitcher: Beth Cotton, Wallasey , UK
In Progress

11. Lego "Everything is awesome" Stitcher: Jo, Haydock, UK
Received

12.Millenium Falcon Stitcher: Anne Purdie , Great Oakley, Corby, UK
In Progress

13.A Wing FighterStitcher: Marie, Yeovil, UK
Received

14.

15.Label Stitcher: Louise B, Surrey, UK
Received


Squares received

Cross stitch square for Matthew R's quilt
Stitched by: Louise B
Submitted: May 2017

Cross stitch square for Matthew R's quilt
Stitched by: Abi
Submitted: Feb 2017

Cross stitch square for Matthew R's quilt
Stitched by: Ginny Pledger
Submitted: Apr 2017

Cross stitch square for Matthew R's quilt
Stitched by: Eileen
Submitted: Jan 2017

Cross stitch square for Matthew R's quilt
Stitched by: Jenny
Submitted: Apr 2017

Cross stitch square for Matthew R's quilt
Stitched by: Jo
Submitted: May 2017

Cross stitch square for Matthew R's quilt
Stitched by: Ann Woods
Submitted: Feb 2017

Cross stitch square for Matthew R's quilt
Stitched by: Jo
Submitted: May 2017

Cross stitch square for Matthew R's quilt
Stitched by: Marie
Submitted: Apr 2017


Fabric

Fabric for Matthew R
Fabric for Matthew R


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