The girls' quilts have arrived and they are both over the moon with them (Khalen got his quilt over a year ago but wanted to show how amazing it still is) I have an extremely happy household today, thank you so much to each and every person who stitched a square and huge thanks to Leanda for quilting, you guys are all so amazing xxx
Tai-Omi was diagnosed with Asthma when she was just under one and was under Alder Hey for the first 6 years of her life, but she learned to keep it well controlled and didn't let it affect her. She was a very friendly and outgoing child who made friends easily, and had a huge love for people and animals. When Tai-Omi went into High School she started struggling. In time she told us that she was being bullied, and despite the school trying their best and numerous meetings with the parent of the other child the bullying not only continued but it worsened. By the time Tai-Omi moved into year 8 the bullying had got really bad, Tai-Omi was refusing to go to school and had started refusing to speak at times of particularly high stress. In September 2017 she was diagnosed with general anxiety and selective mutism.
Tai-Omi changed schools and so the bullying stopped, but unfortunately that wasn't the end of her anxiety and selective mutism. She still struggles with both of these although she has made huge strides forward. She is still seeing a counsellor and tries not to let it stop her