Brayden W.
Birth Date - November 3, 2012

Diagnosis - Medulloblastoma

Theme: Favorite Things - Batman, Incredibles, Marshall & Rocky from Paw Patrol, and Chicago Cubs

Due Date: 3/1/19

Brayden's Story

On August 1, 2018 our lives were forever changed. Our baby boy had a headache for 5 days so we took him to Quick-Care. The caring people there advised us that they didn't have the capability to treat him because they couldn't do a CT scan. They sent us to Alabama Children’s Hospital. The hospital did the CT scan, and my heart broke when the doctor came back and said, "Your son has a brain tumor".

On August 6th Brayden was going to have brain surgery, and we didn't know how to accept that. The doctor came to talk to us the day before the surgery. He told me the surgery would be very difficult. He rated it an 8 on the difficulty level because the tumor was so close to all the nerves. He said a lot of kids with this type surgery have problems eating, talking or swallowing after the surgery, but that the chance of anything catastrophic was 1%. I told the doctor that I could handle anything that came as long as my baby was still here.

The surgery was a success, and other than a little weakness on his left side, he was not affected from the surgery. The oncologist came to speak with us and they talked about a clinical trial but we didn't feel comfortable with the treatment that they wanted to do. I called around to different hospitals, but couldn't get anyone to speak with me without paying around $2000 for a 2nd opinion. Then I called St. Jude in Memphis. They talked to me about a clinical trial that they were doing that involved Proton Therapy. They told me to bring him there. 

On August 20th we arrived at St Jude and everyone has been amazing. We will be starting proton radiation treatment on September 10th for 6 weeks, then we will go home for 6 weeks and come back for 4 months of chemo. 
​Below is a list of patterns that have been chosen for this quilt.
Please check this list for duplications before signing up.
Link to sign-up form is at the bottom of the list.
Accepting 20 signups

1. Jane S - MO - Disney a pinto Croce #98 - Mr. Incredible - Pg 19 - Running
2. Sandy G - VA - - Chicago Cubs Logo - NA 
3. Sandra P - FL - - The Incredibles - NA - Family in action pose
4. Carol L - PA - - Paw Patrol - NA - Side view of Rocky
5. Debbie S - AL - - Paw Patrol - NA - Side view of Marshall
6. Beth C - VA - Etsy JuliefooStitches - Batman Logo - NA
7. Joyce H - VA - Sports That Count - Baseball #2 - Pg 9 - Batter swinging done in Cubs colors, adding "Go Cubs!" 
8. Vicki R - CT - Etsy FromVtoYou - Wrigley Field Marquee - NA - Entrance sign w/ "CUBS" underneath
9. Gwenda L - FL - Pinterest - Batman - NA - Upper torso w/ arms crossed
10. Mary Ann M - MO - Etsy PinoyStitch - Baseball Sports Mini Sampler - NA - Collage
11. Carol O - HI - Cross Stitch Quest - Incredibles - NA - Mom, Dad & 2 kids
12. Bonnie W - WA - - Batman - NA - Wound up to throw a punch
13. Gail B - ID - Etsy PIXcross - Dash - NA - Head & torso of Dash from Incredibles
14. Steph L - ID - Etsy PIXcross - Violet - NA - Head & torso of Violet from Incredibles
15. Sharon H - UK - Own design - KAPOW! - NA
16. Barbara W - TX - - Paw Patrol - NA - 6 dogs, stitching 4 on right including Rocky & Marshall
17. Rita L - MI - Leisure Arts' Batman & Robin - Batman in Logo - Pg 7 - Upper torso w/ "BATMAN" circle
18. Carolyn P - MA - - Paw Patrol Logo - NA
19. Dona R - WA - Pinterest - You Are Pawsome - NA - Head & paws of Chase holding a heart sign w/ saying
20. Pam R - WA - Pinterest - Paw Patrol - NA - Ryder w/ 3 dogs