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Scarlett S's quilt    (Quilt currently being assembled)

Born:November 2018
Illness: B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

Theme: Mermaids & sea life

Quilt currently being assembled
Photo of Scarlett S

Biography

Scarlett was born a happy healthy girl in November 2018. In July 2022, when she was around 3.5 years old, I started noticing abnormal bruising and a change in her behaviour and attitude. She also started to walk with a strange gait, complaining of pain in her hips and legs. Over the next 3 months we visited 4 different doctors for answers only to be continuously told nothing was wrong and she was just a normal kid who bruised, had growing pains and had pulled her hamstring. My mum instinct knew something was not right, so when her eye suddenly swelled shut overnight from an infection I took her straight to the children’s hospital in Brisbane. The doctor in the emergency room finally listened to me, and was the first doctor to order a simple blood test. This blood test told us what we feared most: Scarlett had leukaemia at just 3 years old.
The first month of her treatment was horrific. My little girl endured so many surgeries and needles when she had never been exposed to any of that before. She adapted so quickly and began asking questions about her treatment and has become truly invested in the whys and whats of everything that happens. Since her diagnosis 15 months ago, she has gone through 17 lumbar punctures under anesthetic (which involves injecting chemotherapy medication directly into her spine), countless blood tests, 32 IV infusions of chemotherapy and 5 pulses of steroids. I have had to learn how to administer subcutaneous injections, and give oral chemotherapy at home as part of her treatment.
While it has been the hardest time of our lives, her resilience has strengthened our family in a way that cannot be described. Scarlett, and all kids going through the same and similar situations, has given me the outlook on life that things truly can always be worse and we are grateful for every moment we have.



Patterns


1.Mermaid with heartsStitcher: Jodi Maple, Niagara Park, Australia
Received
https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1565810323

2."Little Mermaid and Blessing Angel" Pinn Stitch booklet LE-36C-10Q N/AStitcher: Kathryn A Bradfield, Goonellabah, NSW, Australia
Received
Child mermaid sitting on a rock.

3.Stitcher: Tamara, Canberra, Australia
Received

4.Stitcher: BCSG, Busselton, WA, Australia
Received

5.Stitcher: BCSG, Busselton, WA, Australia
Received

6.Stitcher: Tamara, Canberra, Australia
Received

7.Etsy: Sevendreams Shop Stitcher: Helen Smith, Hillarys, Australia
Received
Sea Turtle with baby Sea Turtle

8.Etsy: Allaboutcross site deep sea horse Stitcher: Helen Smith, Hillarys, Australia
Received
Sea horse in Ocean

9.Stitcher: Christine S, MURWILLUMBAH NSW, Australia
Received

10.Stitcher: Diana Tanner, Perth, WA, Australia
Received

11.Stitcher: Diana Tanner, Perth, WA, Australia
Received

12.LabelStitcher: E.E. (Beth) Filmer, Adelaide SA , Australia
Received


Squares received

Cross stitch square for Scarlett S's quilt
Stitched by: E.E. (Beth) Filmer
Submitted: Feb 2024

Cross stitch square for Scarlett S's quilt
Stitched by: Jodi Maple
Submitted: Jul 2019

Cross stitch square for Scarlett S's quilt
Stitched by: Kathryn A Bradfield
Submitted: Aug 2019

Cross stitch square for Scarlett S's quilt
Stitched by: Tamara
Submitted: Mar 2021

Cross stitch square for Scarlett S's quilt
Stitched by: BCSG
Submitted: Aug 2021

Cross stitch square for Scarlett S's quilt
Stitched by: BCSG
Submitted: Aug 2021

Cross stitch square for Scarlett S's quilt
Stitched by: Tamara
Submitted: Mar 2022

Cross stitch square for Scarlett S's quilt
Stitched by: Helen Smith
Submitted: Jun 2023

Cross stitch square for Scarlett S's quilt
Stitched by: Helen Smith
Submitted: Jun 2023

Cross stitch square for Scarlett S's quilt
Stitched by: Christine S
Submitted: Jul 2023

Cross stitch square for Scarlett S's quilt
Stitched by: Diana Tanner
Submitted: Jan 2024

Cross stitch square for Scarlett S's quilt
Stitched by: Diana Tanner
Submitted: Jan 2024


Card

Card for Scarlett S
Stitched by: Rae Corbett