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LoveQuiltsUK - Yusuf K's quilt

Yusuf K's quilt    (Quilt currently being assembled)

Born:2016
Illness: Beta thalassaemia major

Theme: Vehicles

Quilt currently being assembled
Photo of Yusuf K

Theme details

Vehicles - Backfilled quilt



Biography

Yusuf was born with beta thalassaemia major. This is an inherited blood disorder which is lifelong and can be life threatening. His body does not produce red blood cells which means he will rely on generous blood donors for the rest of his life. Having this blood disorder is very symptomatic as it causes him to have chronic fatigue, shortness of breath, delayed growth, poor appetite, fussiness, jaundice, failure to thrive, frequent infections and more.

With every blood transfusion he receives, Yusuf also receives iron which accumulates in his body and causes further problems. These include joint aches, fatigue, depression, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain etc. It can also cause fatal damage to organs. However, Yusuf is taking iron chelation tablets daily to try to counter this.

Yusuf has already had 2 operations and a minimum of 60 blood transfusions since his birth. Without generous people willing to donate blood he quite simply wouldn't be alive.

Yusuf loves superheroes but with everything he goes through he is the true superhero in our eyes!



Patterns


1.Stitcher: Emma Edwards, Hawkesbury Upton, UK
Received

2.Stitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England
Received

3.Stitcher: Marion, Coventry, UK
Received

4.Stitcher: Heather, Littleborough, England
Received

5.Stitcher: Sarah, St. Albans, UK
Received

6.Stitcher: Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK
Received

7.Stitcher: Sylvia, Clacton, England
Received

8.Stitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England
Received

9.Stitcher: Sarah, Enfield, London, UK
Received

10.Stitcher: Catherine, Leamington Spa, UK
Received

11.Stitcher: DRGP Group, UK
Received

12.Label Stitcher: Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England
Received


Squares received

Cross stitch square for Yusuf K's quilt
Stitched by: Emma Edwards
Submitted: Jun 2020

Cross stitch square for Yusuf K's quilt
Stitched by: Jodie Balaam
Submitted: Jul 2020

Cross stitch square for Yusuf K's quilt
Stitched by: Marion
Submitted: Aug 2020

Cross stitch square for Yusuf K's quilt
Stitched by: Heather
Submitted: Aug 2020

Cross stitch square for Yusuf K's quilt
Stitched by: Sarah
Submitted: Aug 2020

Cross stitch square for Yusuf K's quilt
Stitched by: Rosemary Binnie
Submitted: Aug 2020

Cross stitch square for Yusuf K's quilt
Stitched by: Sylvia
Submitted: Oct 2020

Cross stitch square for Yusuf K's quilt
Stitched by: Jodie Balaam
Submitted: Oct 2020

Cross stitch square for Yusuf K's quilt
Stitched by: Sarah
Submitted: Dec 2020

Cross stitch square for Yusuf K's quilt
Stitched by: Catherine
Submitted: Dec 2020

Cross stitch square for Yusuf K's quilt
Stitched by: DRGP Group
Submitted: Dec 2020

Cross stitch square for Yusuf K's quilt
Stitched by: Leanda Vickers
Submitted: May 2021


Card

Card for Yusuf K
Stitched by: Leanne

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