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LoveQuiltsUK - Camiyah B's quilt

Camiyah B's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Biliary atresia

Theme: Soft animals

Date opened: 19th Nov 2022
Date closed: 23rd Nov 2022
Deadline: 26th Mar 2023

Photo of Camiyah B

Theme details

Soft animals - Animals you would like to snuggle eg kittens, puppies, rabbits, mice etc. Three birds on the label please.

Child Interests

She loves animals, loves to watch Cocomelon and Shark Tale.
She loves to sing and dance to almost everything.
Her favourite colour is pink.


Camiyah was diagnosed with a rare liver disease called biliary atresia at 5 weeks old. We were told she needed an emergency surgery called the Kasai which hoped to prolong her own liver until eventually she would need a liver transplant at some point in her life. Unfortunately the surgery was unsuccessful and she was becoming very poorly. She spent most of her first year of life in and out of hospital with infections and having to undergo many procedures until November 2021 when she was put onto the transplant list. At this time she was so sick that she had to stay in hospital until she had her transplant. After waiting just 19 days Camiyah received her gift of life in December just one week before her first birthday.

Ten weeks later we walked out of the hospital with a completely different child. She was so full of life and able to do everything she couldn’t do before. A few weeks passed and she then started to get temperatures every other week with no found cause. She started to spend a lot more time in hospital again but we were only ever told she must just be getting a lot of viral infections due to being immune suppressed. Three months later she completely lost her airway, struggling to breathe and ended-up intubated in intensive care. Investigations found her to have PTLD, a type of lymphoma cancer in her voice box. She was diagnosed with this exactly 6 months post transplant. She received 8 weeks of 2 different types of treatment and she’s now free of PTLD. She’s now back home with her family healthy again and living life to its fullest.


1.Cute baby elephant by Sevendreams on EtsyStitcher: Pru, Les Adjots, France

2.Tri coloured guinea pig from etsy Meikostitch shopStitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England

3.Cross stitch from A to Z book by Zooler design studio Panda cuddling baby with bamboo background Stitcher: Rebecca Golding, Crawley, UK

4.Bunny Parade - Follow the LeaderStitcher: Debbie May, Worthing, West Sussex, UK
In Progress

5.A cute bunny sitting on a chair cross stitching from wocsStitcher: Rebecca, Kettering, Northants, UK
In Progress

6.Kitten and puppy (same as on Myles T quilt)Stitcher: Sylvia, Clacton, England

7.From ETSY The little stitchery Furry Babies Hedgehog Furry babies - HedgehogStitcher: Kerry, Aldershot, UK
In Progress

8.Wrendale Beagle puppy from WOXS calendar Stitcher: Roisin, Amersham, England
In Progress

9.Etsy by Svetlana shicler Kitten Butterfly, Kitten sitting in a flower.Stitcher: Alison, South Gloucestershire, UK
In Progress

10.Wrendale calendar by Hannah Dale Red squirrel on a branchStitcher: Kay Parke, Wells, UK
In Progress

11.Rosie the rabbit from crossstitcher magazine March 2003 Cute rabbit surrounded by a checkered border, will do that in pink.Stitcher: Lyn , Doncaster, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Camiyah B's quilt
Stitched by: Miss Debbie Elkington
Submitted: Jan 2023

Cross stitch square for Camiyah B's quilt
Stitched by: Pru
Submitted: Dec 2022

Cross stitch square for Camiyah B's quilt
Stitched by: Jodie Balaam
Submitted: Nov 2022

Cross stitch square for Camiyah B's quilt
Stitched by: Rebecca Golding
Submitted: Feb 2023

Cross stitch square for Camiyah B's quilt
Stitched by: Sylvia
Submitted: Jan 2023


Card for Camiyah B
Stitched by: Jill Smith

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