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LoveQuiltsUK - Leo C's quilt

Leo C's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Noonan Syndrome

Theme: Trains and Mr Tumble

Date opened: 26th Mar 2022
Date closed: 3rd Apr 2022
Deadline: 26th Jul 2022

Photo of Leo C

Theme details

Trains and Mr Tumble - A good mix of each please! :)

Child Interests

Leo is obsessed with trains and Mr Tumble. Leo doesn't have a favourite colour as such but anything bright would be amazing, blues, reds, purple, orange. I will trust your judgement.


Leo arrived into the world 6 weeks early in 2015. He was taken straight to NICU and put onto life support. He had a multitude of health issues including heart defects, low platelets, enlarged liver, fluid on his lungs and was suspected of contracting sepsis at 2 days old. In those first few days we were unsure if we would ever get to take him home to meet his 2 sisters who were 3 and 16 months at the time. Noonan Syndrome was mentioned to us during this time but was not officially diagnosed until a few months after.

Leo was discharged 4 weeks later with an NG tube as he was struggling feeding and would only tolerate small amounts of milk. He had severe reflux and would vomit up to 12 times a day. He struggled to put on any weight and was readmitted to hospital multiple times during the first year of his life as more health problems were identified. At 8 months he underwent his first surgery to have a gastrostomy placed for feeding along with a bone marrow aspiration for a blood disorder JMML.

Leo has undergone many more surgeries and medical procedures over the years including one operation where he bled internally following it and had to be blue lighted back to hospital for emergency surgery to remove a blood clot.

Leo received an autism diagnosis at 3 years old and is non verbal. He is due to start growth hormone treatment imminently as he is only the size of a toddler and will need daily injections. I am sure he will take this in his stride as he has done everything else.

Despite all his issues Leo is a happy, content little man who loves nothing better than going for train rides or jumping on his trampoline. He is the light of our lives and makes me proud very single day.


1.LQ Files Grandad Tumble in a starStitcher: Nicola, St Albans, UK

2.Yellow/blue/white British Rail train class 378 from filesStitcher: Julie Robbins, Bromsgrove , UK
In Progress

3.London underground 1992 stock train by Christina McDonaldStitcher: Gail, Lochgelly, Scotland
In Progress

4.From LQ files Mr Tumble star badge Stitcher: Diana Lettice, Spalding, UK
In Progress

5.Scottis train from LQ filesStitcher: Anne Hanley, Edinburgh, Scotland

6.Mr Tumble waistcoats and shirts from LQUK filesStitcher: Alison, Ormskirk, UK
In Progress

7.LQ FILES Mr Tumble thumbs upStitcher: Sharon, Doncaster, UK
In Progress

8.Train by Beth Filmer British Rail Train 377Stitcher: Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England
In Progress

9.LQ files Lord Tumble in a starStitcher: C McDonald, Altrincham, UK

10.Mr tumble bow tie from filesStitcher: Gemma McKnight, Southampton , England
In Progress

11.Station Pic Taken from Quick and Easy Cross stitch magazine Steam train at a stationStitcher: Laura Hall, Welwyn Garden City, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Leo C's quilt
Stitched by: Jodie Balaam
Submitted: Apr 2022

Cross stitch square for Leo C's quilt
Stitched by: Nicola
Submitted: Mar 2022

Cross stitch square for Leo C's quilt
Stitched by: Anne Hanley
Submitted: May 2022

Cross stitch square for Leo C's quilt
Stitched by: C McDonald
Submitted: May 2022


Card for Leo C
Stitched by: Jill Smith

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