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Fletcher T's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: 15q11.2 & STXBP1 disorders

Theme: Woodland/forest

Date opened: 26th Aug 2020
Date closed: 2nd Sep 2020
Deadline: 26th Dec 2020

Photo of Fletcher T

Child Interests

Fletcher loves watching things. He is a great observer of others playing. He likes watching animals,trees blowing in the wind, bubble fun and balloons
He loves water play, especially splashing in the bath or paddling pool

He doesn't communicate a favourite colour but I would say anything bright which attracts his attention


Fletcher was born 2 weeks early due to his mum having gestational diabetes. He was a small baby but otherwise healthy. He had been to his Gp various times throughout his first few months suffering from reflux which he still suffers with today at almost 5 years old.

At 5 months, a health visitor was asked to review him due to parental concerns with his development. It wasn't until he was 10 months old that the health visitor finally agreed to refer him to physio, Salt, OT and a paediatric doctor.

Fletcher underwent various tests including Mri scans & blood tests and was finally given a genetic diagnosis 15q11.2 when he was 17 months old. Little is known about this condition but Fletcher's symptoms matched other children's so he was discharged from genetics.

Sadly Fletcher failed to make much progress. At 4 years old he still can't walk or talk, play independently, communicate or feed himself etc. He had further genetic testing done which came back with the new diagnosis STXBP1. Again little is know but a group of other parents on Facebook have been extremely supportive by sharing stories of their children and Fletcher seems to fit well within their diagnosis symptoms.

Fletcher now attends a special school where he really enjoys the intense interactions and support from his assistants.


1.Cross stitch Cute Animals by Lesley Teare Hedgehog, fox, badger, deer and mouse in a cicrcleStitcher: Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK
In Progress

2.KLT charting. Tribal squirrel.Stitcher: Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK
In Progress

3.Lesley Teare. Cute Animals Woodland birds in a circleStitcher: Jan G, Hull, UK
In Progress

4.CrossStitch Wildlife issue Oak branch with squirrelStitcher: Marie, Yeovil, UK
In Progress

5.Taken from the Wild Side sampler pattern, Cross Stitcher magazine, Feb 2020 Collection of Forest animalsStitcher: Alysa, Warwick, UK
In Progress

6.Colourful wish tree from Sunny Pony on Etsy Stitcher: Martha O, London, UK
In Progress "deer calf" Baby deer sitting in grassStitcher: Ann, Billericay, UK
In Progress

8.Woodland animals in front of forest.Stitcher: Helen Cheape, Sunderland, UK
In Progress

9.Cross stitcher 2014 Woodland friendsStitcher: Emma Robson, Doncaster, England
In Progress

10.Annaxstitch from Etsy. Woodland animals at base of tree tree with owl and squirrel. Stitcher: Diana, Sussex, UK

11.World of cross stitching magazine 6 trees and their leaves/fruitStitcher: Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Donna Sharpe, Chesterfield, UK
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Fletcher T's quilt
Stitched by: Diana
Submitted: Sep 2020

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