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LoveQuilts Australia - Charlotte's quilt

Charlotte's quilt    (Quilt currently being assembled)

Born:April 2019
Illness: B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Theme: Disney characters

Quilt currently being assembled
Photo of Charlotte

Theme details

Disney characters - Please see child's interests for a list of her favourite characters.



Biography

Charlotte hasn't had a lot of contact with any friends since birth. She was born a healthy gorgeous girl and no signs of sickness. Her first birthday, we were preparing to celebrate with family. But covid lockdown cancelled this. Her 2nd birthday, was spent camping an Cania Gorge. Charlotte loves camping with her cousins. Charlotte's 3rd Birthday, we took her to Australia Zoo as she absolutely loves animals. This was going to be a traditional thing for many birthdays to come on her birthdays. But little did we know, this would be the first and last visit to the zoo in a while. Late August 2022, Charlotte was screaming in the middle of the night with leg and stomach pain. I just assumed it would be growing pain, and gave her some panadol. The next morning she woke, unable to walk. I had to carry a 3.5 yr old from the bed room to the kitchen for breakfast. Things weren't improving during the day, so we took her to emergency at our local hospital, where we waited 4 hours to be seen by a doctor. Of course the covid drama was still ongoing. They did a few checks with leg movements etc. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Did a covid test, and advised it was positive and sent us home. No blood test were carried out. Advised us it's normal for leg and stomach pain with covid. Next couple of weeks passed and Charlotte was still complaining of leg and tummy pain. She also was looking lethargic and pale. Also having bruises on her arms, which was very strange. She was only going to my mum and dads house during the week while I was working full time. We took her to our gp and he sent us to get blood tests that day. Later that night (12.30am) we received a knock on the door from the police for a welfare check and advised our gp had been trying to get in contact with us to go to emergency for further testing. Charlotte required a blood transfusion and it was confirmed she had leukemia. Later that morning, we were on LifeFlight helicopter to QCH Hospital for invasive chemo treatments for the next 6 months. Was such a shock. Happened so fast. 2023 was pretty scary. She spent 10 nights in hospital from her birthday, through to Easter. 4 nights in local hospital with temps and breathing issues. Than transferred to Brisbane with RFDS for further testing as to what was causing the temps and rapid breathing. Fast forward 15 months, Charlotte is now going through maintenance chemo, which is oral chemo until Jan 2025. And 12 months visits to QCH for lumbar punctures and chemo through her port. She has been so brave through out the whole journey. Always smiling. Our little Princess Warrior!



Patterns


1.Stitcher: Lauren Rikus, Crace, Canberra, Australia
Received

2.Stitcher: Mary Reynolds, Burnham, New Zealand
Received

3.Stitcher: Janeene Eastwood, Urangan/Hervey Bay QLD, Australia
Received

4.Own design Stitcher: E.E. (Beth) Filmer, Adelaide SA , Australia
Received
Bluey

5. from the Disney cross stitch magazine collections Stitcher: Kylie Aplin, Trafalgar, Australia
Received
Happy to do a tinkerbell.

6.UK Love Quilts Stitcher: Rae C, Gwandalan, NSW, Australia
Received
Minnie Mouse

7.Lady and Tramp in a HeartStitcher: Anna Clarkson, Waimate, New Zealand
Received
https://www.abbiesuedesigns.com/product-page/lady-...

8.Disney Cross Stitch issue #1 32Stitcher: Tamara, Canberra, Australia
Received
Daisy Duck holding a tennis racquet

9.From LoveQuilts UK files Stitcher: Genevieve, Newcastle, Australia
Received
Nala from Lion King
https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/nala%20-%20stitch...

10.Ariel in clam shell. - love quilts ukStitcher: Emma Gray, Crediton, UK
Received

11.Stitch with flowersStitcher: Elisabeth Waycott, Melbourne, Australia
Received
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/659841036/lilo-and...

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


Squares received

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

Cross stitch square for Charlotte's quilt
Stitched by: Lauren Rikus
Submitted: Jun 2017

Cross stitch square for Charlotte's quilt
Stitched by: Mary Reynolds
Submitted: Dec 2020

Cross stitch square for Charlotte's quilt
Stitched by: Janeene Eastwood
Submitted: Feb 2021

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

Cross stitch square for Charlotte's quilt
Stitched by: Kylie Aplin
Submitted: Apr 2024

Cross stitch square for Charlotte's quilt
Stitched by: Rae C
Submitted: Feb 2024

Cross stitch square for Charlotte's quilt
Stitched by: Anna Clarkson
Submitted: Mar 2024

Cross stitch square for Charlotte's quilt
Stitched by: Tamara
Submitted: Apr 2024

Cross stitch square for Charlotte's quilt
Stitched by: Genevieve
Submitted: Apr 2024

Cross stitch square for Charlotte's quilt
Stitched by: Emma Gray
Submitted: Apr 2024

Cross stitch square for Charlotte's quilt
Stitched by: Elisabeth Waycott
Submitted: Mar 2024


Card

Card for Charlotte
Stitched by: Rae Corbett