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LoveQuiltsUK - Henry M's quilt

Henry M's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Quadriplegic cerebral palsy

Theme: Specific book characters

Date opened: 21st Oct 2023
Date closed: 2nd Nov 2023
Deadline: 24th Feb 2024

Photo of Henry M

Theme details

Specific book characters - Julia Donaldson Book Characters (gruffalo, Superworm, Highway Rat, Gruffalos Child, Snail And A Whale, smeds and the smoos, the snail and a whale, room on a broom, zog, stickman.
Either legal patterns or we have permission to chart our own.

Dr Seuss is also OK if there are legal patterns (no permission to chart our own)

Child Interests

Favourite colour blue.
Loves Julia Donaldson books (Gruffalo, Superworm, Highway Rat, Smeds and the Smoos, Snail and a Whale, Room on a Broom, Zog and Stickman).
Loves music and singing, cuddles and tickles.


Henry is 5 years old. He is a happy and smiley boy who is full of personality. He loves being around other people, company and interaction are his favourite. He loves to chat and listen to funny sounds and he loves swimming and reading Dear Zoo and the Gruffalo. Most of all he loves a cuddle and a bit of rough of tumble with his brothers.

Henry is an identical twin. Following a premature birth at 29+5 weeks gestation Henry sustained a severe brain injury and spent 14 weeks in neonatal care. During his hospital stay he spent time at 4 different hospitals and needed surgery for a hernia repair. At 10 months old Henry was diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy and a severe vision impairment. Henry also has hearing loss requiring bilateral hearing aids and is partially fed by feeding tube. In 2019 Henry was diagnosed with epilepsy which is now controlled by medication following 2 years on the ketogenic diet.

Henry is now awaiting a surgery date for a baclofen pump to help with Henry's muscle spasticity. Henry also has regular botulinum toxin injections every 6 months to help with muscle spasticity.

Henry requires daily therapies, specialist equipment and 1:1 adult support 24/7.


1.Zog flying from LQUK filesStitcher: Alison, Ormskirk, UK
In Progress

2.Highway RatStitcher: Roisin, Amersham, England
In Progress

3.Gruffalo close up in a green circle by Deborah Clarke from the LQ files Stitcher: Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland
In Progress

4.LQ files Mouse from The GruffaloStitcher: Lorna Simpson, Southampton, UK
In Progress

5.Cross Stitcher Magazine April 2013 The Gruffalo and the MouseStitcher: Karen Hockin, Southampton, England
In Progress

6.Own design Smegs and the SmoosStitcher: Jill Smith, Taunton, England
In Progress

7.Own design (or with help from Facebook group) Snail and the WhaleStitcher: Martha O, Frome, UK
In Progress

8.Room on the Broom charted by Beth FilmerStitcher: Sam, Leicestershire, UK
In Progress

9.Designed by Gemma Super worm. Stitcher: Sharon Hill, Billinge, Wigan, UK
In Progress

10.Beth Filmer gruffalo’s child pattern Stitcher: Gemma McKnight, Southampton , England
In Progress

11.LQ file by Beth Filmer Zoe standingStitcher: Jannine Hall, Stourbridge, England
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Rebecca, Kettering, Northants, UK
In Progress

Squares received

None yet. (Quilt opened on 21st Oct 2023)

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