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LoveQuiltsUK - Christopher H's quilt

Christopher H's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Mitochondrial disease

Theme: Football and Emergency Vehicles

Date opened: 12th Feb 2020
Date closed: 23rd Feb 2020
Deadline: 26th Jun 2020

Photo of Christopher H

Theme details

Football and Emergency Vehicles - Everton is his team. No red please, unless it is on a fire engine

Child Interests

Everton Football Club
Emergency vehicles, including paramedic, and police bikes
Favourite colour is Royal blue (no red apart from fire engines)


Christopher has an extremely complicated history which would take far too long to explain without boring everybody! After initially suspecting he had cerebral palsy, it became apparent once he had spinal surgery at the age of 8 that this wasn’t actually the case. He suffered from a massive deterioration in symptoms (this doesn’t happen with CP) and lost all his movement, even the ability to breathe, which meant that he ended up on a ventilator. This period on life support then led to a further deterioration which started the process of his digestive system failure. Doctors were stumped for a diagnosis as every single test came back with negative results. Eventually, as both genetic testing and the testing for mitochondrial disease developed, he finally received a diagnosis in January 2019. He has a ‘never been seen before’ mutation on one of his genes which causes the mitochondria in his cells to clump together and therefore work ineffectively. Christopher will continue to deteriorate and has a shortened life span, although nobody can give us an idea of how long this may be as they’ve never seen his particular problem before. He is physically very weak and currently spends 16 hours per day in bed so a LoveQuilt would be very much loved and used! Despite all this, Chris is extremely happy and lights up our lives. He has a wicked sense of humour and can charm anybody he meets within seconds. He loves Everton Football Club and has a season ticket, attending all the matches he is able to. He also loves emergency vehicles (despite having had several rides in ambulances) and likes watching an old Channel 5 programme called Emergency Bikers which follows police and paramedic bikers.


1.Own design Everton CrestStitcher: Natalie Hardman, Burscough, UK
In Progress

2.Climbing Goats Football StarStitcher: Eileen, Newcastle, UK
In Progress

3.DMC bang on the door Footballer kicking ball Stitcher: Jan G, Hull, UK
In Progress

4.Own design of Everton phrases and symbols. Stitcher: Elaine Martin, Birkenhead, Wirral, UK
In Progress

5.LQ files by Beth Filmer Police motorbikeStitcher: Nicola, St Albans, UK
In Progress

6.UK Fire engine by Beth Filmer UK Fire Engine no back stitchStitcher: Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England
In Progress

7.Climbing Goat Design Splattered Paint FootballStitcher: Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK
In Progress

8.Climbing Goat designs Four squares of footballers with a football in the centreStitcher: Ruth Horn, Co Durham, UK
In Progress

9.Cross Stitcher Handmade Cards. Football, boots and whistle (doubled up). Stitcher: Nisha Chauhan, Leicester, UK
In Progress

10.Etsy - MadeForYouStitch Football with a crown on top of itStitcher: Keridwen, Edinburgh, Scotland
In Progress

11.LQ files designed by Beth Filmer. Vertical football scarf. Stitcher: Diana, Sussex, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England
In Progress

Squares received

None yet. (Quilt opened on 12th Feb 2020)

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