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LoveQuiltsUK - Ethan D's quilt

Ethan D's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

Theme: Vehicles

Date opened: 28th Jun 2023
Date closed: 20th Jul 2023
Deadline: 26th Oct 2023

Photo of Ethan D

Theme details

Vehicles - Buses and emergency vehicles are favourites. A Man City footballer on the label. Please include a police car and an ambulance if possible

Child Interests

Ethan loves the colour red.
He loves football, in particular Manchester City (so light blue is another favourite colour) and is also a big fan of lots of different types of vehicles, especially ambulances and buses!
He loves Disney, such as Mickey Mouse and Toy Story and he loves animals, particularly octopus and sea creatures.


Ethan was born prematurely at 28 weeks gestation with non working kidneys. He was a little fighter right from birth! He started on dialysis at 3 months old and continued with this treatment until he was able to have a kidney transplant in 2018 at the age of 2. This kidney transplant allowed him to enjoy a new quality of life he hadn’t had before and was finally able to do simple activities like swimming.

Unfortunately, just 18 months later, at the age of 3, a regular blood test picked up that Ethan had developed leukaemia. He had been under the weather for a few weeks but we were shocked to find out just how poorly he was!
He has now undergone 3 and a half years of gruelling treatment and has reached the end of his treatment but, unfortunately for Ethan and our family, 6 months prior to finishing treatment he was dealt another blow and he was diagnosed with constitutional mismatch repair disorder (CMMRD).
CMMRD is a very rare aggressive genetic disorder which makes you highly susceptible to certain types of cancer, so, although treatment has finished for now it is likely that another cancer may be in Ethan’s future.
For now, we don’t know what the future holds so we continue to make the most of every day, allowing Ethan to experience life and continue to be the happy little boy he has always been!


1.LQ files Underground train, front profileStitcher: Lindsay, Northwich, UK
In Progress

2.Uk police car from filesStitcher: Julie Robbins, Bromsgrove , UK
In Progress

3.UK Fire Engine from LQ FilesStitcher: Sue, Cambridge, UK

4.Red bus from LQUK files by Deborah ClarkeStitcher: Sylvia, Clacton, England

5.Police motorcycle from LQ files Stitcher: Jackie, York, England
In Progress

6.Fire engine from LQ's filesStitcher: Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England
In Progress

7.Cross Stitcher Issue 292 June 2015 Vintage Motor Cycle in blues and greysStitcher: Anne G, Glasgow, Scotland

8.LQ files Sally CarreraStitcher: Helen, Swindon, UK
In Progress

9.Ambulance and fire engine by Elite DesignsStitcher: Claire Haydon-Jones, Lee on Solent, UK
In Progress

10.UK ambulance by Christina McDonald UK ambulanceStitcher: Rebecca Andreae, Southampton, UK
from lq facebook files

11.XstitchEVerything Helicopter stitched in flying doctor colours.Stitcher: Ginny D, Canterbury, UK

12.Label Stitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Ethan D's quilt
Stitched by: Sandra
Submitted: Jul 2023

Cross stitch square for Ethan D's quilt
Stitched by: Sue
Submitted: Aug 2023

Cross stitch square for Ethan D's quilt
Stitched by: Sylvia
Submitted: Aug 2023

Cross stitch square for Ethan D's quilt
Stitched by: Anne G
Submitted: Aug 2023

Cross stitch square for Ethan D's quilt
Stitched by: Rebecca Andreae
Submitted: Aug 2023

Cross stitch square for Ethan D's quilt
Stitched by: Ginny D
Submitted: Sep 2023


Card for Ethan D
Stitched by: Nicola Bailey

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