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Murray J's quilt    (Quilt Open)

Born:2017
Illness: Quadrapegic cerebal palsy

Theme: Wild animals

Date opened: 5th May 2021
Deadline: 26th Sep 2021

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Theme details

Wild animals - Wild animals, a cuddly/cartoon style has been requested (so not starkly realistic or geometric/mandala). If possible, some rainbows in the background of the square, for example a giraffe with a rainbow in the background. We do not have to have a rainbow on every square, or put them in for the sake of it, but a few would be nice :)



Child Interests

Favourite colour is blue but he loves all the colours of the rainbow.


Biography

When Murray was born he was very distressed in the womb and came into the world not breathing. Within 12 hours of him being born he had a stroke on one side of the brain. As if that wasn't enough not 24 hrs after that he had another stroke but on the opposite side of the brain. Therefore he cannot speak, he can't sit up, can't walk, has no muscle tone, can't eat like everyone else and needs peg feeding.
The result of this means he now has cerebral palsy, he also suffers from epilepsy and on a normal day he used to have anything between 30-40 seizures a day. These are now controlled with medication to reduce the amount but still around 10 seizure a day at the moment. When he was born we were given the devastating news that he may have months to live, that his prognosis was very very poor and we should cherish every moment we had.

He is 4 years old now. Murray has spent an incredible amount of time between Glasgow Children's Hospital and Robin House Childrens Hospice, sometimes feeling like it is more time than he has in his very own home. He has had very upsetting times in hospital where we feared the worst. He has been on a ventilator keeping him alive to help his breathing several times now. Murray has a very weak chest and has had episodes of severe pneumonia where his lungs collapsed. On too many occasions we have been holding on for dear life that he would pull through.

Murray has been through more surgeries than we care to remember and never complains. He has a smile that lights up a room and loves nothing more than to laugh at silly noises. He is the most affectionate little boy ever and will happily give cuddles to anyone who will accept them.



Patterns (0 stitchers needed)


1. Awaiting approval:
Https://www.braceletbook.com/patterns/alpha/9620/ Cartoon monkey
Stitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England

2. Awaiting approval:
ETSY - JuicyArtbyDarina Baby elephant blowing colourful bubbles
Stitcher: Kerry, Aldershot, UK
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/865606201/elephant...

3. Awaiting approval:
World of Cross Stitching magazine Bear and duck in an upside down umbrella with a rainbow behind - Rainy Day Bear
Stitcher: Nicola, St Albans, UK

4. Awaiting approval:
The World of Cross Stitching 284 sept 2019 Mixture of 9 different cute cartoon animals by Rhona Norrie
Stitcher: Pippa, Surrey, UK

5. Awaiting approval:
Evas designs - Etsy - ELEPHANT WITH BALLOONS
Stitcher: Emma Edwards, Hawkesbury Upton, UK
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/875150088/elephan-...

6. Awaiting approval:
Cross-stitch-pattern.net I will substitute the balloons in the background with a rainbow Giraffe
Stitcher: Ann, Billericay, UK
https://www.cross-stitch-pattern.net/giraffe-54-10...

7. Awaiting approval:
ValentinaStitchShop, Etsy, Cute lion cub
Stitcher: Merete, Allerød, Denmark
https://www.etsy.com/dk-en/listing/789584120/littl...

8. Awaiting approval:
Cartoon Tribal Lion
Stitcher: Mollie O’Hare, Rainhill, England
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/705880730/lion-cub...

9. Awaiting approval:
Https___www.boutique-dmc.fr_media_dmc_com_patterns_pdf_PAT0517 Dmc cartoon panda
Stitcher: Gemma McKnight, Southampton , England

10. Awaiting approval:
Lucie Heaton, Jungle Animal Babies on Etsy Jungle animals, lion, parrot, monkey and elephant. Cartoon style
Stitcher: Gail Carr-Walker, Newcastle, UK

11. Awaiting approval:
Cross stitch pattern.net Cute elephant blue
Stitcher: Ann, Buckfastleigh, Devon

12.Awaiting approval: Label
Stitcher: Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK


Squares received

None yet. (Quilt opened on 5th May 2021)


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