Congratulations to Nick-our first Quilt of HOPE winner! Wouldn't you know that this quilt was meant to belong to Nick--read what his mother wrote: "I would like to nominate my 11-year old son, Nick. 4 years ago he was diagnosed with a very rare form of epilepsy. This past fall we found out that there was some brain damage due to the prolonged seizures. I am so proud of him, he is in the 4th grade and does receive some special services but has come so far. His FAVORITE homework to do is his geography homework. He was so proud because he passed his 1st Social Studies test this fall with flying colors, he had to memorize all the state symbols for Wisconsin. When I saw this quilt, I immediately thought of him."
He should have lots of fun studying the map of the United States on the back!
Well, that leaves us with 9 little boys who didn't win the quilt. That stinks doesn't it? We are FRESH OUT of boy quilts here at MHC--if we had any left over from our HOPE SQUARED project I would send one to each of the nominations.....How about this--I am going to list the boys that were nominated below because who knows maybe someone out there has an extra boy quilt lying around or would like to make one for one of these little guys. If that is the case, e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the mailing info.
1. "my 6 year old nephew just had emergency brain surgery on saturday, he got the ventalator off last night, but this morning seems to be depressed. That quilt sure seems like it would cheer him up!"
2. "Ares, he's 5, and he's my grandson's half brother. His parents are the type that appear on Super Nanny, not good, at all. He and his two brothers and one sister, are well fed and clothed, but that's about it. When Ares is visiting with my grandson, he's entranced by my sewing and quilting."
3. "I have a 9 year old friend, Colton, that I would like to nominate. Last summer, he fell, and hurt himself. He wasn't healing right, and after further tests, determined that he had leukemia. He's been going through chemo and tests, and more chemo since then, and tomorrow is going to have a bone marrow transplant. It's been a long journey for Colton and his family. His mom posts on Caringbridge every night, and Colton always has a prayer at the end of her post. His bone marrow donor is in Europe, and the bone marrow is coming in tomorrow evening. He has a 30 day stay at Children's Hospital in Seattle."
4. "Jonathan, Ruth, & Timmy-siblings whose house burned down in Maryland in early December. They are living with their parents in a neighbor's basement."
5. "My two year old grandson has an inoperable spinal cord/brain tumor. He was diagnosed in August. Presently, Logan is undergoing chemotherapy, as he is too young for radiation therapy. This will be a 15-18 month course of treatment at which time he will be old enough to be considered for some radiation trials. He is a happy, fun loving, little boy."
6. "I would like to nominate my step son for this. He has a disease called Battens Disease. It is always fatal and so far, the tests haven't been conclusive as to if he has late infantile or juvenile. The age rages for both are different but his doctor says between 10-15 years of age. He's currently 8 years old and this would be perfect for him."
7. Matthew who got a new kidney last week.
8. Matthew-a two year old who has a seizure disorder.
9. 3 year old Josh who as cancer.
I'm not trying to pressure anyone into this I just wanted to put it out there and see if there is any interest.