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William E's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency. Behavioural and emotional issues.

Theme: Football

Date opened: 14th Nov 2020
Date closed: 25th Nov 2020
Deadline: 26th Mar 2021

Photo of William E

Theme details

Football - Arsenal is his team

A Portuguese and UK flag on the label would be nice (we know the Portuguese flag isn't the easiest!)

Child Interests

William's main love is football, Arsenal in particular! He loves to travel and Portugal is his favourite place mainly in the sea! This is where he feels his happiest. Playing his xbox is also another hobby and his favourite colour is orange!


William was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at just 2 weeks old. He was the first child picked up to have the disease from the heel prick test in our area. We had no known history of the disease within our family and this came as a huge shock. William's dad therefore left us as he felt William
couldn’t possibly be his as this condition wasn’t in his family!

William started a huge amount of daily nebulisers, medicine and physio treatments and sadly was admitted to Kings College Hospital on 23rd December 2008 for a lung operation and a 2 week course of iv antibiotics. He battled with his weight and we were in constant fears of him needing a feeding tube but luckily he is now 12 and we avoided one!!

At the age of 4, due to the regular iv antibiotics he needed, we decided it was time to agree to a portacath. This lasted until he was 8 and then it broke so he had a new one fitted, he had another surgery in the hope that I could learn how to give intravenous antibiotics at home and he could live a more ‘normal’ life.

William has had so many courses of iv antibiotics. On average he takes about 30/40 tablets a day along with 3/5 nebulisers daily and a strict intense physio routine. William has Just started secondary school and is currently back in hospital after having his portacath removed and a bronchoscopy. We will be here for 2 weeks. He is missing his 2 younger sisters and his brother along with my husband who took William on like his own from the age of 2 and is in the process of adopting him! There is a new drug that’s been given the go ahead that although isn’t a cure could give William a bright healthy future! Fingers crossed


1.BOTD Football Crazy BOTD Footballer with raised arms and a football over his headStitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England

2.Arsenal football logoStitcher: Sylvia, Clacton, England

3.Less Coeurs d'isa tome 2 Footballers in a heartStitcher: Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK
In Progress

4.Climbing Goat design 4 footballers in silhouette. Will do in red and white for Arsenal. Stitcher: Julie Robbins, Bromsgrove , UK
In Progress

5.Climbing Goat Designs footballer in starStitcher: Emma, Bedford, UK
In Progress

6.Football with stripes. Will changes the stripes to red. Soccor ball by Party PieStitcher: Eleanor DB, Croydon, UK
In Progress

7.Climbing goat designs Etsy Splattered footballStitcher: Ali, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
In Progress

8.Climbing Goat Design Footballer kicking a ballStitcher: Pippa, Surrey, UK
In Progress

9.Own design Own design of Portuguese & UK flag Stitcher: Jane Ashley, Littleborough, UK
In Progress

10.Beth Filmer LQ files Football on vertical stripped flagStitcher: EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia
In Progress

11.Smart cross stitch Soccer pitch in shape of football Stitcher: Diane, Middlesex, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Gemma McKnight, Southampton , England
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for William E's quilt
Stitched by: Sandra
Submitted: Nov 2020

Cross stitch square for William E's quilt
Stitched by: Sylvia
Submitted: Nov 2020


Card for William E
Stitched by: Sandra

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