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Lucas's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Theme: Soft Animals

Date opened: 27th Jul 2019
Date closed: 14th Aug 2019
Deadline: 26th Nov 2019

Photo of Lucas

Theme details

Soft Animals - Animals you would like to snuggle - especially baby animals. A rainbow on the label please :)

Child Interests

Lucas loves playing at the beach and walks in the woods.
He is very sociable and loves everyone he meets so has brilliant fun at nursery.
He loves rainbows so the more colourful the better - if you need a specific colour he says blue.


Lucas is two years old. He was diagnosed antenatally at 20 weeks with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. What this basically means is he has half a heart. He had to be born hundreds of miles away from home so he could have open heart surgery by specialists in London. He had his first open heart surgery when he was 3 days old. Then another at 14 weeks old. He will have another one in the next year or so.

The surgeons are creating him a new circulation to enable him to live. Without this surgery, his condition is 100% fatal. Unfortunately this is palliative surgery and his heart cannot be fixed. One day his half a heart will fail him and the only option left is to be assessed for a heart transplant.

His life with half a heart is still full of fun even though he often has no energy and can’t keep up with his peers. He turn blue because he doesn’t have as much oxygen in his body and a simple cold can put him in hospital. He has lots of hospital appointments, procedures and will be on medication for life.

He is a true superhero and never lets his condition define him.


1.Endangered Young Uns by Gloria and Pat Circa 1991 2 cute wolf cubs in front of a moonStitcher: Sarah, Gosport, Hampshire

2.WOXS issue 257 Baby fawn looking at a butterflyStitcher: Ann, Billericay, UK
In Progress

3.Stones creek collection book 455 Woodland babies Baby bear looking into a beehiveStitcher: Natalie Hardman, Burscough, UK
In Progress

4.World of cross stitching, issue 284 (Animal matching game) Animal squares with the name of the animal next to them Stitcher: Louise Mackin , Tamworth , UK
In Progress

5.Cross Stitch Crazy 245 'Fox and Cub' Cute Mother Fox and Cub cuddlingStitcher: Katie, York, England
In Progress

6.Woxs Somebunnies blowing bubblesStitcher: Ellie, London, UK
In Progress

7.Endangered Young Uns by Gloria and Pat Book 79 Two cuddly brown bear cubsStitcher: Nicola, St Albans, UK

8.Cross Stitcher Magazine April 2096 Spring BunnyStitcher: Marie, Yeovil, UK
In Progress

9.Baby elephantStitcher: Ilana, Oxford, UK
In Progress

10.Dmc chart CAB04 Putty Charlie's ark design Putty the monkeyStitcher: Emma Robson, Doncaster, England
In Progress

11.Etsy - Little Stitchery - lion cub Lion cub face -It is 140 height - this could be brought to size ( 120 count) by doing the face and leaving off part of the neck. Stitcher: Judith Chamberlain, Welwyn Garden City, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Lucas's quilt
Stitched by: Leanda Vickers
Submitted: Aug 2019

Cross stitch square for Lucas's quilt
Stitched by: Sarah
Submitted: Sep 2019

Cross stitch square for Lucas's quilt
Stitched by: Nicola
Submitted: Sep 2019


Card for Lucas
Stitched by: Jill Smith

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