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LoveQuiltsUK - Cyrus B's quilt

Cyrus B's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Autism

Theme: Football

Date opened: 7th Oct 2020
Date closed: 17th Oct 2020
Deadline: 26th Feb 2021

Photo of Cyrus B

Theme details

Football - Liverpool is his team and loves Sadio Mane

Child Interests

Cyrus is an avid Liverpool FC fan due to his grandad. Throughout the years of his hospital treatments and admissions his grandad has been by his side resulting in a bond that's unbreakable between them. His grandad has supported Liverpool for as long as he can remember and as soon as he found out the name of 'gramdad's red team' so has Cyrus. His favourite colour is red and he doesn't like the colour blue as he associates that with Chelsea FC, the team his brother supports.
He loves blankets, he always has done. He likes to wrap himself up tight and has a collection of different ones with different textures, soft is best apparently and now he's growing they are getting a bit small for wrapping in.
Over the years Cyrus has collected as many Liverpool items as possible from books, calendars and annuals to shirts, pjs and duvet covers with possibly everything in between but the one item he doesn't own is a Liverpool blanket. I don't think I can put into words just how much one would mean to him.


Cyrus was born at 39 weeks due to an elective c-section after a traumatic birth with his brother. He was a quiet baby who had struggles feeding and had to made to feed as he would happily go without. He never liked to be held and would fuss until laid down. At four months old Cyrus was admitted to the local hospital which ended up being an extended stay due to vacant and floppy episodes. From the age of four months until two years Cyrus had several seizures resulting in hospital trips and another admission. He was diagnosed with reflex anoxic seizure at 18 mths old.
Cyrus also struggled with his hearing needing bilateral grommets fitting age 2 due to extreme hearing loss. He was diagnosed with a severe speech impediment and disorder at two and investigations commenced due to his sudden change in behaviours. He attended three years of speech therapy and if you met him now not knowing his history you would never know he had ever had a speech problem.
After countless appointments with several professionals due to his lack of sleep, speech, severe aversion to food and touch from others, complete lack of danger, lack of interaction with others, meltdowns and self harm he was diagnosed with autism, sensory processing disorder and ARFID aged 6. He has since also been diagnosed with anxiety, insomnia and idiopathic constipation, meaning that not only has he endured years of medical intervention, medication and accidents but he has toileting issues still at age 10 due to a phobia of the toilet and his autism.
He had a really hard time at his infant school due to a complete lack of support. Since he moved to his junior school, who have given him all the support he needs and more, the change in him has been astounding and he is growing to be a lovely young man who is due to start secondary school next September, where hopefully with the correct support he will continue to flourish to the best of his ability.


1.LQ patterns Football Pitch with scarf border (going to do red and white for scarf) Stitcher: Amy, Birmingham, UK
In Progress

2.Bang on the door: Boy kicking a footballStitcher: Pippa, Surrey, UK
In Progress

3.Climbing Goats 4 footballers silhouettesStitcher: Eileen, Newcastle, UK
In Progress

4.Climbing Goat Designs. Football star. Stitcher: Diana, Sussex, UK
In Progress

5.Climbing goats designs paint splattered football Stitcher: Rebecca, Nantwich, UK
In Progress

6.El Cross Sttich - Etsy - Footballer silhouette with Liverpool wording added.Stitcher: Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England
In Progress

7.From LQUK files Football inside a double heartStitcher: Deborah Found-Bloodworth, Uxbridge, Middx, UK

8.Lq files Liverpool sayings and motifStitcher: Sue P, Birmingham, England
In Progress

9.EtsyStitcher: Becks, Leeds, UK
In Progress

10.Le grand livre des coeurs Footballers in heartStitcher: Jan G, Hull, UK
In Progress

11.Bang on the door Football crazy Bang on the door footballer throwing a ball in the airStitcher: Heather, Littleborough, England

12.Label Stitcher: Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Cyrus B's quilt
Stitched by: Deborah Found-Bloodworth
Submitted: Oct 2020

Cross stitch square for Cyrus B's quilt
Stitched by: Heather
Submitted: Oct 2020

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