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Heidi-Lee's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:November 2007
Illness: Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Theme: Princesses and Unicorns

Date opened: 23rd Dec 2017
Date closed: 26th Dec 2017
Deadline: 27th Apr 2018

Photo of Heidi-Lee

Child Interests

Heidi’s favourite colour is purple.
She loves to sing and draw. She will sing along to anything. She loves Disney and knows all the songs in her favourite films. Heidi also loves Japan and all things kawaii. Which means ‘cute’ in Japanese she tells me! And as with most girls her age she loves unicorns!


Heidi started showing symptoms at around 9 months old when she couldn’t bend her feet flat, and had balance issues. For years we went back and forth to Doctors who were insistent that she was just a tiptoe walker and with a bit of Physio would grow out of it.

After a year or two Heidi had a muscle biopsy, nerve conduction study, brain scan, and finally a blood test that confirmed a diagnoses of spinal Muscular Atrophy, a rare degenerative genetic muscle wasting disease, which has no cure.

Over the years Heidi slowly started to lose her abilities. She went from being able to walk longer distances, to mainly using her wheelchair. She can still walk short distances for the time being but she gets so exhausted and achey that she prefers her wheelchair.

She is a happy determined girl, but she now realises her limits and can get upset and down that she isn’t like her friends at school.


1.Design by Michaela Learner Patchwork unicornStitcher: Jan , Hull, UK
In Progress

2.Disney Princess Chart Book World Of Cross Stitching Disney princess: Ariel Ocean princessStitcher: Krystie, Cambridge, UK

3.Aurora and unicorn.Stitcher: Ellie, London, UK
In Progress

4.CrossStitcher issue 195 A knowing glance Realistic unicorn with starts around itStitcher: Angie, Belper, UK
In Progress Unicorn Unicorn head in very bright colours.Stitcher: Ginny D, Canterbury, UK
In Progress

6.Leisure Arts Disney Princesses in Cross Stitch Sleeping Beauty in a violet ovalStitcher: Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA
In Progress

7.Sweet Dreams by Durene Jones featured in Cross Stitch Crazy, November 2015 Two purple unicorns with a pastel rainbow and three small butterfliesStitcher: Deborah Found-Bloodworth, Uxbridge, Middx, UK
In Progress

8.Rapunzel from Disney's Tangled with her horseStitcher: Katie, Leicester, UK
In Progress

9.Climbing Goat Designs Watercolour unicorn - various colours but I would probably use more purples than the pattern showsStitcher: Diana, Sussex, UK
In Progress

10.Ursula Michaels Rainbow UnicornStitcher: Dana Wagner, Buck Creek, Canada
In Progress

11.Princess collection Rapunzel Rapunzel Soda stitch patternStitcher: Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Jessica, Cambridge, ON, Canada
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Heidi-Lee's quilt
Stitched by: Krystie
Submitted: Jan 2018


Fabric for Heidi-Lee
Fabric for Heidi-Lee

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