Kaiden A. 
Birth Date: July 1, 2016

Diagnosis: Leukemia

Theme: Sonic the Hedgehog 
& Mario

Due Date: July 1, 2022
Kaiden's Story

Kaiden is 5 years old was diagnosed with Leukemia on May 22, 2021. A few weeks leading up to diagnosis he started getting real pale and short of breath. He was really bruised and complained of chest pain. They finally did some blood work on May 19th, and we were told he may have a blood disorder, and to follow up in two weeks. I was not comfortable with that decision after looking at the labs myself. We took him on to the ER the night of the 21st. He was diagnosed within a couple of hours with Leukemia. 

The past 9 months have definitely been a roller coaster for us. The first couple of months he stayed in the hospital a lot and also got pancreatitis from one of the chemo drugs. He had a rough time with that. We were in and out of the hospital several times for fever. We live so far away from the hospital that it was always very stressful and emotionally draining and scary to get him there. 

He is feeling a lot better the past few weeks. He has his good days and bad. Most of all we are just so thankful and blessed that he has done as well as he has, and we thank God daily. All of this has definitely taken a toll on us emotionally, physically and financially without me being able to work, but God has always provided.
​Below is a list of patterns that have been chosen for this quilt.
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Link to sign-up form is at the bottom of the list.
Accepting 16 signups

1. Sally S - MI - Etsy AwesomePatternStudio - Super Mario Bros Game - NA - Luigi & Mario, w/ "Super Mario Bros" between them
2. Sandra P - MA - Cross Stitch Quest - Knuckles - NA - Knuckles the Echidna, standing looking back over shoulder
3. Jimmye M - TX - Etsy IrisInLove - Super Mario - NA - Standing, right fist in air & left fist down & back
4. Shanna J - CA - Cross Stitch Quest - Tails - NA - Tails the squirrel standing, looking right w/ arms outstretched
5. Mariela R - NY - Cross Stitch Quest - Yoshi - NA - Jumping out of cracked egg, facing left
6. Becky L - UT - Etsy IrisInLove - Super Luigi - NA - Standing, turned right, w/ fists down at sides
7. Debbie S - AL - Etsy SovyshkaWorkshop - Sonic - NA - Sonic running right through game screen
8. Beth A - IN - Etsy DiStefanoArt - Super Mario - NA - Rubbing right w/ left fist raised
9. Carolyn P - MA - Etsy AmazingEdesign - Sonic the Hedgehog - NA - Sonic running right
10. Janis A - MI - Etsy GentleFeather - Sonic the Hedgehog - NA - Sonic turned left, w/ left hand on hip & right giving thumbs up
11. Mary Ann M - MO - Cross Stitch Quest - Cream the Rabbit & Chao - NA - Cream turned right, w/ Chao floating above
12. Angela T - CA - Etsy AnimCrossStitch - Mario Collage - NA - Characters & game pieces
13. Karen B (Jackie B - NC) - Etsy NoussaCreationsStore - Sonic Hero - NA - Running right through clouds, making peace sign
14. Carol M - AZ - Etsy ChocoCocoStitch - Sonic & Tails - NA - Yails flying right w/ Sonic dangling below
15. Sandy S - MO - Nintendo leaflet - Skateboard Mario - NA - Riding on skateboard
16. Chris H - MN - Etsy NoussaCreationsStore - Mario in Action - NA - Mario stumping on Bowser (?)