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Charlie P's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Diaplegia Cerebral Palsy

Theme: Football and other sports

Date opened: 10th Apr 2019
Date closed: 17th Apr 2019
Deadline: 26th Aug 2019

Photo of Charlie P

Theme details

Football and other sports - He likes football, boccia, wrestling, boxing, archery, darts, horse riding, swimming

Child Interests

Football, X-box, Nintendo switch, music, singing, dogs, superheroes, Fortnite game, Fifa game, Super Mario.
Loves the bands Busted, Mcfly and Mcbusted

Favourite colour is blue.


Charlie was born at 31 weeks and 5 days via emergency c-section, when I realised he wasn't moving in the womb. We had to be transferred from our local hospital in Halfax to York and the consultant said that if he had been left inside me another day or 2 he wouldn't be alive. Thankfully he was delivered safely and, although small, he was alive and that was all that mattered. He was in intensive care for a few days before being transferred to special care. We spent 12 days in York before we were allowed back to Halifax where he spent another 4 1/2 weeks. Whilst in Halifax he was routinely scanned on his head through the soft spot, this is when they found two bleeds on the brain that had turned to clots. The consultant took us to one side and just said we would have to wait and see if they would have any effect on Charlie. As the days and weeks passed by it was clear that Charlie wasn't quite right, even taking into account his prematurity he was very delayed. In June 2010 he was given the diagnosis of cerebral palsy after more tests and scans. It's good to have a diagnosis in a way but devastating at the same time.

Since Charlie's diagnosis he has had lots of physio, been prodded and poked and had a few rounds of botox in his legs which he absolutely hated. Charlie underwent surgery back in December 2016 where he had the ligaments in his groin area cut so that it was easier to dress and change him. His legs have since gone back to scissoring again so no doubt he will have to have this done again at some point in the near future.


1.Nintendo Power and Sporty Mario. (1990 Nintendo booklet) Mario kicking a soccer ballStitcher: Jeanne, Texas, USA
In Progress

2.Etsy Football Stitcher: Jackie, Corby, UK
In Progress

3.Cross Stitch Favourites Various sport motifs including football and boxingStitcher: Elaina, Sutton Coldfield, England
In Progress

4.Climbing Goat design from Etsy Small silhouette footballer - large footballStitcher: Judith Chamberlain, Welwyn Garden City, UK
In Progress

5.Own design boccia chartStitcher: Joanne Heap, Liverpool, UK

6.Walt Disney Sports and Leisure booklet Mickey Mouse playing Soccer 2 Mickeys playing footballStitcher: Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England
In Progress

7.Sheena Rogers designs Darts mini cushion Stitcher: Claire Cole, Aldershot, UK
In Progress

8.Etsy Modern splatter footballStitcher: Angie, Belper, UK
In Progress

9.ELCrossStitch. Monochrome footballer kicking a football.Stitcher: Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK

10.New stitches magazine iss 48 FootballersStitcher: Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England

11.Margaret sherry calendar chart from cross stitcher magazine Footy fanatic Stitcher: Emma Robson, Doncaster, England
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Alison, Oldham, UK
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Charlie P's quilt
Stitched by: Joanne Heap
Submitted: Apr 2019

Cross stitch square for Charlie P's quilt
Stitched by: Jenny Elkington
Submitted: May 2019

Cross stitch square for Charlie P's quilt
Stitched by: Ann Woods
Submitted: May 2019


Card for Charlie P
Stitched by: Nicola Bailey

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