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Joel W's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:2011
Illness: Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Theme: Superheroes

Date opened: 17th Sep 2022
Date closed: 19th Sep 2022
Deadline: 26th Jan 2023

Photo of Joel W

Child Interests

Joel's favourite colour is blue. He loves absolutely everything to do with Marvel and DC.


Biography

Just before his 3rd birthday Joel was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Duchenne (DMD) is a muscle wasting disease that affects every muscle in the body. The average life expectancy of boys with DMD is 27 but many don’t make it through their teens due to complications, some pass even younger. There is no cure and no treatment so Joel is now following a predetermined path, his muscles in his legs are wasting and he needs the aid of a wheelchair already. By adolescence he’ll be off his feet forever and then other muscles will waste thereafter. He will gradually become paralysed, eventually his heart and lungs will fail and we will lose our Joel cutting his life way too short.

DMD is currently 100% fatal. Words cannot describe how devastated we are that our beautiful son has this disease. Our world was turned upside down, our lives and hopes for Joel changed forever. The only hope for Joel and the thousands of boys that have Duchenne is that researchers have a breakthrough in time. We can do nothing but try and manage the daily symptoms DMD inflicts upon him.



Patterns


1.LQ files Captain America figure by Nik WhiteheadStitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England
Received

2.From LQ files Rocket RacoonStitcher: Seren Senior, Derby, UK
Received

3.Batman close up from files Stitcher: Pru, Les Adjots, France
Received

4.Dc superheroes by leisure arts Superman flying through the cloudsStitcher: C McDonald, Altrincham, UK
In Progress

5.Leisure Arts 2979 DC Comics Super Heroes Superman salutingStitcher: Janet T, South Wales, UK
In Progress

6.LQ files Hulk - full figureStitcher: Lorna Simpson, Southampton, UK
Received

7.Storm from LQUK filesStitcher: Alison, Ormskirk, UK
Received

8.Thor close up- LQUK filesStitcher: Laura, Thetford, UK
In Progress

9.DC Comics Superheroes leaflet2979 Superman Last Son of KryptonStitcher: Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England
In Progress

10.Pattern is from this website The IncrediblesStitcher: Lisa, Bristol, UK
In Progress

11.LQ Files Wolverine close upStitcher: Nicola, St Albans, UK
Received

12.Label Stitcher: Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England
In Progress


Squares received

Cross stitch square for Joel W's quilt
Stitched by: Sandra
Submitted: Oct 2022

Cross stitch square for Joel W's quilt
Stitched by: Seren Senior
Submitted: Sep 2022

Cross stitch square for Joel W's quilt
Stitched by: Pru
Submitted: Sep 2022

Cross stitch square for Joel W's quilt
Stitched by: Lorna Simpson
Submitted: Oct 2022

Cross stitch square for Joel W's quilt
Stitched by: Alison
Submitted: Nov 2022

Cross stitch square for Joel W's quilt
Stitched by: Nicola
Submitted: Oct 2022


Card

Card for Joel W
Stitched by: Sandra

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