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Thomas M's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:2015
Illness: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Theme: Sea life

Date opened: 3rd Aug 2022
Date closed: 5th Aug 2022
Deadline: 26th Dec 2022

Photo of Thomas M

Child Interests

Thomas loves the colours green, red and blue.
He loves sea creatures like whales. He knows lots of facts about dinosaurs and enjoys building lego.


Biography

Thomas was born two weeks early as a healthy newborn. When Thomas was a toddler we noticed he wasn't developing physical skills at the same rate as his peers. He struggled to climb, balance, jump, stand on one leg and hop. We were referred to a paediatric doctor and lots of tests were carried out. Part of these tests was a blood test and Thomas's came back with high CK levels which is an indication that he had Muscular Dystrophy. We were sat down and told the devastating news, Thomas had further tests which confirmed he had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

DMD is a rare genetic condition which results in muscles wasting over time.  This means Thomas's body does not produce a protein called dystrophin which is needed for the muscles to function correctly. A child like Thomas only has a life expectancy of around 20 years.

Thomas's quality of life will be severely affected and with time he will need to use a wheelchair full time due to the muscles in his body stopping working.  Eventually this will affect all of Thomas's muscles including the heart. There are currently no cures or treatment options available for Thomas and others with the same condition.

Thomas has regular examinations and tests to monitor his condition, he always has a smile on his face and just gets on with anything that is requested from him. In the last 11 months he has had 3 hospital admissions due to him being poorly.

He has to be treated for adrenal insufficiency, this is caused by long term steroid use. It takes Thomas twice as long as a healthy child to get over illnesses.



Patterns


1.Lickity stitch sea friends. Seahorse.Stitcher: Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK
Received

2.Two Dolphins from cyberstitchesStitcher: Sylvia, Clacton, England
Received

3.DMC website free patterns 2 sharksStitcher: Karen Hockin, Southampton, England
Received
https://www.dmc.com/uk/sharks-pattern-9009104.html

4.Cross stitch for the earth Circle of sea creatures Stitcher: Jan G, Hull, UK
Received

5.Etsy Blue Whale Cross Stitch Pattern PDF, Tropical Fish Cross Stitch, Ocean Animal Cross Stitch, Sea Ornament Home Decor ,Whale Embroidery Design It is all on one design Stitcher: Sharon, Doncaster, UK
Received

6.Whale from etsy as done for Nial mStitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England
Received

7.Club point de croix Orca and Friends Stitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England
Received

8.Natural History Museum Giant squidStitcher: Anne, Sandefjord, Norway
Received
https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/cross-stitch-a-gian...

9.'Whale of a time' by Jane Prutton CrossStitcher issue 279/June 2014 Whale in wavesStitcher: Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland
In Progress

10.HoopModernStitch on Etsy Modern LobsterStitcher: Kay Parke, Wells, UK
Received
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1101984352/modern-...

11.

12.Label Stitcher: Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK
Received


Squares received

Cross stitch square for Thomas M's quilt
Stitched by: Jenny Elkington
Submitted: Aug 2022

Cross stitch square for Thomas M's quilt
Stitched by: Miss Debbie Elkington
Submitted: Oct 2022

Cross stitch square for Thomas M's quilt
Stitched by: Sylvia
Submitted: Sep 2022

Cross stitch square for Thomas M's quilt
Stitched by: Karen Hockin
Submitted: Oct 2022

Cross stitch square for Thomas M's quilt
Stitched by: Jan G
Submitted: Sep 2022

Cross stitch square for Thomas M's quilt
Stitched by: Sharon
Submitted: Sep 2022

Cross stitch square for Thomas M's quilt
Stitched by: Jodie Balaam
Submitted: Aug 2022

Cross stitch square for Thomas M's quilt
Stitched by: Sandra
Submitted: Sep 2022

Cross stitch square for Thomas M's quilt
Stitched by: Anne
Submitted: Aug 2022

Cross stitch square for Thomas M's quilt
Stitched by: Kay Parke
Submitted: Nov 2022


Card

Card for Thomas M
Stitched by: Nicola Bailey

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