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William M's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Down Syndrome

Theme: Vehicles

Date opened: 30th Oct 2021
Date closed: Unknown
Deadline: 24th Feb 2022

Photo of William M

Theme details

Vehicles - Especially red double decker buses

Child Interests

William loves transport especially red double decker buses or yellow school buses that are in America. He likes trains and planes too.

William also loves dinosaurs and his favourite colour is blue


William is our 3rd child, he was born at 36 weeks and we received a post-natal diagnosis of Down Syndrome. He spent 2 weeks in Special Care and left with a feeding tube because he struggled with feeding. William was able to have his NG tube removed after 4 months, however feeding was still something that he struggled with.

William has a large medical team and he currently sees 13 different professionals. He has sleep apnoea, respiratory issues, poor mobility, SPD and ARFID which is an eating disorder. We spent all of Christmas and New Year in 2019 in hospital because he had severe pneumonia. This was hard for all the family especially having his 2 siblings at home and we weren't together enjoying the Christmas festivities.

William has always battled with food and this was made worse after his pneumonia. He only eats purees and tiny portions. After 10 months of gaining no weight his NG tube was re-fitted a year ago when he turned 3.

William is now waiting for urgent surgery to have a gastrostomy fitted as he finds the maintenance side of having a NG difficult to tolerate thanks to his Sensory Processing Disorder. He also has constant sinusitis due to his NG only being passed through the same one nostril. He is also waiting for surgery to correct a squint in his eye so the next few months will be challenging for him.

William is now 4 year old and he started SEN school in September and loves it. He loves people and charms everybody who is lucky to meet him. He brings so much love, joy and light to our family.


1.From Row of 3 small cars across by 4 small cars down. Multi coloured cars. 12 in totalStitcher: Gail Carr-Walker, Newcastle, UK
In Progress

2.Yellow school bus no 2 from cyberstitchers by Cheryl Van WormerStitcher: Sylvia, Clacton, England
In Progress

3.American styleschoolbus own designStitcher: Gemma Boreham, Suffolk, UK

4.Gemma Harris deaign Modern high speed train from files.Stitcher: Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK
In Progress

5.Cross stitch motif series 2, baby and kids by Maria Diaz Nine vehicles including cars, vans and buses.Stitcher: Rebecca Golding, Crawley, UK
In Progress

6.Https:// Red double decker and yellow school busStitcher: Kaz Bowen, Wakefield, UK
In Progress

7.The world of cross stitching London bus pictureStitcher: Emma Robson, Doncaster, England
In Progress

8.LQ own pattern big red bus by Deborah Clarke Red double decker bus Stitcher: Gabriele Pearson, Cromarty, UK
In Progress

9.Vintage blue biplane pattern from Etsy Blue biplane Cross stitch patternStitcher: Claire Dickie, Aldershot, England
In Progress

10.From LQ files Yellow DiggerStitcher: Lorna Simpson, Southampton, UK
In Progress

11.British rail class 378 train from filesStitcher: Gail, Lochgelly, Scotland
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Alison, Ashford, UK
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for William M's quilt
Stitched by: Gemma Boreham
Submitted: Nov 2021


Card for William M
Stitched by: Nicola Bailey

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