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LoveQuiltsUK - Kenzie M's quilt

Kenzie M's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Cerebral palsy

Theme: Wild/Jungle Animals

Date opened: 22nd Aug 2020
Date closed: 27th Aug 2020
Deadline: 26th Dec 2020

Photo of Kenzie M

Theme details

Wild/Jungle Animals - Wild/jungle animals - favourites are lions panthers elephants


Kenzie was born at 28 weeks into the pregnancy although he had a fight on his hands for the first few weeks of his wee life. We didn’t know much about his struggle as we are his grandparents - Kenzie has stayed with us since he was 5 month old and to be honest we didn’t know anything about cerebral palsy or that doctors were looking for signs of it. It was a total shock to us when he was diagnosed but then it all clicked once we read all about it.

Kenzie started receiving Botox injections at 18 month old every 6 to 9 months under general anaesthetic. As he got older the Botox injections ended up being every 3 to 6 months. In between all that he had ear operations and a hernia operation.

Eventually at the big age of 9 Kenzie travelled to Great Ormond Street Hospital to have the sdr operation. He was there for 3 weeks and then back to Glasgow and straight in to get his ham strings lengthened and Achilles’ tendon done too. Now at the age of 14 he is doing incredibly well.

Kenzie is verbal and although he is only at primary 2 stage work in school, he is remarkable. He tires very easily and still suffers pain but what a boy, a great inspiration.


1.Animal friends Cross Stitch Favourites magazine, spring 2020 Geometric lion faceStitcher: Alysa, Warwick, UK
In Progress

2.Jann designs JaguarStitcher: Julie Moody, Newark, UK
In Progress

3.Endangered Young’uns The Elephant Elephants Stitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England
In Progress

4.DMC pattern called mischief Lion cub laying on its sideStitcher: Julie Edgcumbe, Haverhill, Suffolk, UK
In Progress

5.Les Coeurs d'isa, tome 1 Elephants in a heartStitcher: Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK
In Progress

6.Etsy Watercolour tigerStitcher: Laura Sedgebeer, Bridgend, Wales
In Progress

7.Endangered Young Uns The Lion Two lion cubsStitcher: Nicola, St Albans, UK
In Progress

8.Lion face by AnnaxStitch on EtsyStitcher: Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK
In Progress

9.HMCrossStitch from Etsy. Giraffe head, modern style. Pattern is black and white but I’ll probably change colour to a brown. Stitcher: Diana, Sussex, UK

10.Own Design Panther Face in Silhouette Stitcher: EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia
In Progress

11.Labored de Ana punts de Cruz Tiger with leopard print borderStitcher: Clare Brunyee, Rotherham, S.Yorks, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Jeanne, Texas, USA
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Kenzie M's quilt
Stitched by: Diana
Submitted: Sep 2020

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