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Joshua S's quilt    (Quilt currently being assembled)

Born:May 2006
Illness: Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy

Theme: Music

Quilt currently being assembled
Photo of Joshua S

Theme details

Music - Especially guitars and "boyish" patterns. If Ed Sheeran has ever been on "Stitch a star" or Etsy or something it would be nice to get him in too!



Biography

During his birth, Josh was starved of Oxygen. He then went on to have a bleed on his brain and a stroke. Josh was not expected to live that day..
but he kept on fighting. Fast forward 11 years and we are here today. He's had a tough 11 years but still has smiles and has the most infectious laugh there is.

The effects of his traumatic birth are now clear. Josh cannot sit up, stand, eat, walk or talk, he is also visually impaired and he is fully dependant for all of his care.
At 2 years old, Josh had a massive seizure which left him with a Tracheostomy placed, so that he could breathe. He is also 100% tube fed Via a PEG tube into his stomach with nothing given orally as his swallow is unsafe.
The last 3 years Josh has needed 3 hip surgeries as his muscles are so tight that they have pulled his hips out of the joints.

Epilepsy has been the latest struggle, for 2 years life has been chaotic with daily seizures dispite being on a mixed cocktail of drugs, these are the worst. Before this, his seizures were under reasonable control and now doctors believe the drugs are doing more damage than the seizures themselves and Josh is having routine blood tests and is currently under investigations for his liver.

However, even with all that has happened to him, you would think he has had the greatest of experiences in life, he may not be able to communicate properly but he can light up any room he goes into with his cheeky smile.



Patterns


1.Ed sheeran,celebstitch. Cross stitch crazy, issue 188 April 2014.Stitcher: Julie, Portgordon, Scotland
Received

2.Designed by Ursula Michael for Imaginating Inc. Let's sing. Treble clef with music themed words.Stitcher: Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK
Received

3.Daily Cross Stitch Electric Guitar with added musical notes.Stitcher: Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England
Received

4.WOXS Issue 237 Music silhouette of a saxophone playerStitcher: Alison Wells, West Yorkshire, UK
Received

5.Etsy Musical notes. May change colours to make the notes more bold Stitcher: Katie Lacy, Amersham, UK
Received
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/268146411/rainbow-...

6.Etsy climbing goat Selection of instrumentsStitcher: Becky Keith, Worksop, UK
Received

7.Cross Stitcher June 2016 issue Record made from musical instruments notes etcStitcher: Sarah W, Cornwall, England
Received

8.Elite Designs - 2 charts, from Ebay Stratocaster and Classical GuitarsStitcher: Pat Brown, Fareham, England
Received

9.Guitar Cross Stitch Pattern, Gibson M-||| Stitcher: Cairine, Lancaster, UK
Received
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/455186370/bogo-fre...

10.DHM Designworks - etsy Night Music Star design by Harriet MorrisonStitcher: Loraine, Perth W.A, Australia
Received

11.Stitcher: Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK
Received

12.Label Stitcher: Marie, Yeovil, UK
Received


Squares received

Cross stitch square for Joshua S's quilt
Stitched by: Marie
Submitted: Oct 2017

Cross stitch square for Joshua S's quilt
Stitched by: Julie
Submitted: Sep 2017

Cross stitch square for Joshua S's quilt
Stitched by: Jenny Elkington
Submitted: Oct 2017

Cross stitch square for Joshua S's quilt
Stitched by: Leanda Vickers
Submitted: Aug 2017

Cross stitch square for Joshua S's quilt
Stitched by: Alison Wells
Submitted: Sep 2017

Cross stitch square for Joshua S's quilt
Stitched by: Katie Lacy
Submitted: Sep 2017

Cross stitch square for Joshua S's quilt
Stitched by: Becky Keith
Submitted: Nov 2017

Cross stitch square for Joshua S's quilt
Stitched by: Sarah W
Submitted: Dec 2017

Cross stitch square for Joshua S's quilt
Stitched by: Pat Brown
Submitted: Sep 2017

Cross stitch square for Joshua S's quilt
Stitched by: Cairine
Submitted: Nov 2017

Cross stitch square for Joshua S's quilt
Stitched by: Loraine
Submitted: Aug 2017

Cross stitch square for Joshua S's quilt
Stitched by: Jenny Elkington
Submitted: Dec 2017


Card

Card for Joshua S
Stitched by: Beth Cotton

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