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LoveQuiltsUK - Oliver W's quilt

Oliver W's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:November 2001
Illness: Complex intractable epilepsy

Theme: Thomas the tank, Ten Pin bowling and Aeroplanes

Date opened: 5th Jan 2019
Date closed: 11th Jan 2019
Deadline: 26th May 2019

Photo of Oliver W

Theme details

Thomas the tank, Ten Pin bowling and Aeroplanes - Especially Spitfires

Child Interests

Thomas Tank Engine, Ten pin bowling, Aeroplanes - all hs absolute loves!
Oliver likes Red & blue


Our handsome and the absolute nicest natured son Oliver was born after a completely normal pregnancy and birth. At age 6 months he started 'jerking'. After visiting the GP each week for a month with videos he was eventually diagnosed with Infantile Spasms - a devasting type of epilepsy that affects babies. He was treated in hospital and we thought he might be the very fortunate 10% that made a full recovery. However the seizures returned and at age 2 years he was diagnosed with epilepsy. Since then there has hardly been a day when Oliver hasn't had any seizures. He has tried everything - medication (lots!), special diet, surgery investigation and has a VNS inseted but nothing has worked. It is sad times when you are on first name terms with your pharmacist, ambulance crews, A&E and hospital ward staff as we see them so often. Oliver was also diagnosed with Autism at age 3 years. Now due to constant seizure activity he has severe learning difficulties and doesn't speak as much now. However Oliver is happy and comes alive with anything connected to his interests - anything connected to Thomas the Tank engine, ten pin bowling and aeroplanes (he loves Spitfires particularly). He then will sometimes spontaneously make conversation which is lovely to hear and much missed by us all.


1.Stoney Creek Legendary Aircraft SpitfireStitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England
In Progress

2.Original Anchor Cross stitch pattern bought on ebay SpitfireStitcher: Karen Hockin, Southampton, England
In Progress

3.Bowling by Laura Gottfried. Bowling pins and bowling ball. Bowling by Laura Gottfried.Stitcher: Alisha , Birmingham , UK
In Progress

4.Thomas the tank engine Cross Stitch by Helen Turvey. Henry from Thomas the Tank engine covered in paint.Stitcher: Kathryn, Wellington , New Zealand
In Progress

5.Heritage Stitchcraft ConcordeStitcher: Lisa Toner, Bangkok, Thailand
In Progress

6.Thomas the tank engine cross stitch patterns from ebay Edward (I think ). Or maybe Thomas from Thomas the tank engine ( I can’t tell the difference from the front) blue train from the front Stitcher: Ruth Horn, Co Durham, GB
In Progress

7.Simply cross stitch patterns Supermarine spitfire mk II & Bristol bulldog mk IIaStitcher: Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England
In Progress

8.10 pin bowling own design Stitcher: Beth Cotton, Wallasey , UK
In Progress

9.Chart from E Bay Percy one of Thomas's friendsStitcher: Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England
In Progress

10.More Storybook Cross Stitch - Thomas "Pencil Case" design Thomas the Tank Engine on trackStitcher: Katie, York, England
In Progress

11.Thomas and friends dmc book Bertie and harold, 2 individual charts put togetherStitcher: Claire, Lancs, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Jan G, Hull, UK
In Progress

Squares received

None yet. (Quilt opened on 5th Jan 2019)

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