The Purple Flower Mandala and “Autumn Tree of Life” Mei Tai’s

Finally they are finished! Here they are.

Reversible “Purple flower mandala” mei tai ($10 from this sale will be donated to Batten’s Disease Research)

Made of thin wale corduroy, internal structure of drill for strength. Two flowers appliqued on lilac cord on one side and a cotton flower mandala print on the other.

Straps are rich burgundy with light padding on the waist and shoulders.

Measurements: Body Height 40cm – Width 36cm – Strap lengths – 180cm. More than happy to answer any questions 🙂

Reversible “Autumn Tree of life” mei tai SOLD($15 from this sale will be donated to Batten’s Disease Research)

Made of thin wale corduroy, internal structure of drill for strength. “Autumn Tree of Life” applique on red cord on one side and a autumn cord print on the other.

Straps are chocolate brown with light padding on the waist and shoulders.

Measurements: Body Height 42cm – Width 36cm – Strap lengths – 180cm. Again happy to answer any questions 🙂

If you don’t wish to contact me by reply post you can email me at zaleoqui@yahoo.com

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Lillian and the enemy within

I went to my niece, Lillian’s birthday two weeks ago. It was the first time I had seen her in a little over 2 years. My memories of her are of a little girl who loved to run in and outside, who got up to dance, sing and clap at the hint of music and who waved her magic fairy wand casting spells with her smile. This time when I saw her it was as if she were a different child. She was thin and pale, she was in a wheel chair for most of the day and the times she was out of it she was in either her mum or dad’s arms. She no longer sings or talks and needs help to feed herself. My niece has Batten’s Disease.

Batten’s Disease is a very rare degenerative disease that effects the brain. It is inherited genetically. Currently within Australia and New Zealand there are only 41 known cases. Lillian, who is 5, has what is known as the Late-Infantile form. Most children with this form only live to between 6 and 12. There is no treatment or cure for Batten’s and it does not currently receive any government funding.

Today, the 31st of March, is Batten’s Disease Awareness Day. Please consider donating to the Batten’s Disease and Research Association to help find a cure. Please help Lillian and her family and other children out there battling this terrible disease with their families.

You can learn more about Batten’s disease at: The Australian Chapter of Batten Disease Support

If you can spare some money please donate at: Donations