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LoveQuilts Australia - Makayla's quilt

Makayla's quilt    (Quilt Completed)

Born:March 2013
Illness: Acute lymphoblastic lymphoma

Theme: Australian animals

Quilt delivered: 15th Mar 2023
Photo of Makayla

Thank you

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Finished photos


Photo of Makaylas quilt

Photo of Makaylas quilt


Quilted by: Diana

Individual squares

Cross stitch square for Makayla's quilt
Stitched by: Ann Blackburn (+)
Submitted: Jun 2014

Cross stitch square for Makayla's quilt
Stitched by: Christine S (+)
Submitted: Oct 2022

Cross stitch square for Makayla's quilt
Stitched by: Diana Tanner (+)
Submitted: Jan 2023

Cross stitch square for Makayla's quilt
Stitched by: E.E. (Beth) Filmer (+)
Submitted: Jan 2023

Cross stitch square for Makayla's quilt
Stitched by: Elaine Ainsworth (+)
Submitted: Nov 2015

Cross stitch square for Makayla's quilt
Stitched by: Janeene E (+)
Submitted: Mar 2016

Cross stitch square for Makayla's quilt
Stitched by: Lydia (+)
Submitted: Jun 2014

Cross stitch square for Makayla's quilt
Stitched by: Lydia (+)
Submitted: Jun 2014

Cross stitch square for Makayla's quilt
Stitched by: Marie A (+)
Submitted: Jun 2014

Cross stitch square for Makayla's quilt
Stitched by: Marie A (+)
Submitted: Mar 2016

Cross stitch square for Makayla's quilt
Stitched by: Marie A (+)
Submitted: Feb 2021

Cross stitch square for Makayla's quilt
Stitched by: Tamara (+)
Submitted: Mar 2021


Card

Card for Makayla
Stitched by: Madeline Moncatta

Biography

Makayla was a perfectly healthy, happy baby.
She always exceeded in meeting all of her milestones from day 1.
At 10 months old she had her first case of tonsillitis and from there it was reoccurring every 2-3 months. With each presentation she was prescribed antibiotics and the infection usually subsided. Her GP’s were sure that she would eventually grow out of this with age and the maturation of her immune system, therefore they did not recommend a tonsillectomy.

When she was 7 she again fell ill and was diagnosed with tonsillitis again. However his time the tonsils were completely obstructing her throat. She was admitted into hospital for over antibiotics and anti viral medication and discharged with no improvement on 2 occasions. On the third admission (all within a month of each other) the decision was made to remove her tonsils and adenoids due to there size. Six days later she was diagnosed with blood cancer, T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. We were almost immediately transferred 1400km from home to the Queensland Children’s Hospital to start treatment.

Makayla will undergo 2 and a half years of active treatment and is currently 20 months in. She is doing so well now but it has not been without difficulties.

She has so far overcome countless infections, devastating side effects and procedures, she has missed over a year of school and being away from home and has lost friends to this disease along the way.

She is a superhero