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Musa's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:2017
Illness: Down’s Syndrome

Theme: Football

Date opened: 17th Aug 2022
Date closed: 21st Aug 2022
Deadline: 29th Dec 2022

Photo of Musa

Theme details

Football - Manchester City is his favourite team, please adjust colours to suit



Child Interests

Blue.
He’s a big fan of the football club Manchester City.


Biography

Musa was born in 2017 via emergency c-section when the doctors struggled to find his heartbeat. Shortly after birth the doctors told us that Musa may have Down’s Syndrome. I didn't like the doctor's choice of words which were "baby has features that don't belong to mum and dad". I was heartbroken and didn't know what the future would hold for my tiny baby. I cried and grieved over the child I thought I'd have but didn't. One thing I knew was I would love him dearly.

I had so many negative perceptions about Down’s Syndrome and the internet was good at telling me all the things he would find hard or wouldn't do. Musa struggled with his feeding and at 6 months the doctors decided he needed an Ng tube. At 2 years old the doctors decided it was time Musa had an operation to get a gastrostomy tube in his tummy.

Five years on I wish I could tell myself what I know now. Musa is the most determined boy I know. Musa is a happy boy who loves playing with cuddly toys. He loves his big brother and sister who are his biggest cheerleaders. Often when people hear about his diagnosis they start off with I'm sorry, but there's so much beauty in Down Syndrome. Oftentimes Musa’s beauty takes my breath away, his sparkling almond shaped eyes, a captivating smile that often leads to laughter so infectious that the hardest of hearts will melt in response.

For a long time I wanted to prove to the world that he's just like any other kid but I soon realised that Musa doesn't have to be like everyone else, he can be different and that's ok. After all you can't blend in when you were born to stand out. Let's allow our stereotypical reality to crumble and truly get to know the beautiful person hidden under the label.



Patterns


1.Bang on the door football crazy footbaler with ball above head in man city coloursStitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England
Received

2.Manchester City football emblemStitcher: Sylvia, Clacton, England
Received

3.Bothy Footie Fan kit Footie Fan chart with footballers and ref, as stitched for Cooper RStitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England
Received

4.Red football pattern by ClimbingGoatDesignsStitcher: Caitlin, Swansea, UK
Received
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/755620333/

5.BOTD footballer kicking the ball BOTD footballer kicking the ballStitcher: Heather, Littleborough, England
Received

6.Climbing Goat Splattered footballStitcher: Diana Lettice, Spalding, UK
Received
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/697324325/football...

7.Smet football silhouette enhanced with City wording.Stitcher: Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England
Received

8.Football Star by Climbing Goat Designs Football StarStitcher: Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England
Received

9.Football in a heartStitcher: Sylvia, Clacton, England
Received

10.Leisure Arts Bugs Bunny kicking a football Stitcher: Deborah Found-Bloodworth, Uxbridge, Middx, UK
In Progress

11.Climbing Goat Designs : footballer kicking a footballStitcher: Pippa, Surrey, UK
Received

12.Label Stitcher: Jan G, Hull, UK
Received


Squares received

Cross stitch square for Musa's quilt
Stitched by: Jan G
Submitted: Oct 2022

Cross stitch square for Musa's quilt
Stitched by: Jodie Balaam
Submitted: Aug 2022

Cross stitch square for Musa's quilt
Stitched by: Sylvia
Submitted: Sep 2022

Cross stitch square for Musa's quilt
Stitched by: Sandra
Submitted: Sep 2022

Cross stitch square for Musa's quilt
Stitched by: Caitlin
Submitted: Oct 2022

Cross stitch square for Musa's quilt
Stitched by: Heather
Submitted: Sep 2022

Cross stitch square for Musa's quilt
Stitched by: Diana Lettice
Submitted: Sep 2022

Cross stitch square for Musa's quilt
Stitched by: Leanda Vickers
Submitted: Sep 2022

Cross stitch square for Musa's quilt
Stitched by: Linda Cropper
Submitted: Oct 2022

Cross stitch square for Musa's quilt
Stitched by: Sylvia
Submitted: Sep 2022

Cross stitch square for Musa's quilt
Stitched by: Pippa
Submitted: Oct 2022


Card

Card for Musa
Stitched by: Gemma Boreham

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