My name is Lizzie, I'm 10 years old and in the 4th grade.
I like origami and drawing, and littlest pet shop. I love Hello Kitty too.
I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers. My little sister Becca gets her finger poked sometimes to make sure her sugar level is ok. My mommy has some friends whose kids are sick with diabetes, and I wanted to do something to help, so my mommy and I came up with the Cranes 4 a Cure. I want to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. My sister is lucky, she doesn't have diabetes, but a lot of kids do, and it isn't fair. Anyone can get juvenile diabetes, you don't have to have a family history. I think they need to find a cure fast so the kids who have it can be needle free, I don't like needles.

So I guess you want to know what Cranes 4 a Cure is.
It is said that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish. Sometimes relatives or friends fold the cranes for someone who has an illness in hopes for recovery or a long life.

My goal is to raise $1,000.00. For every dollar I raise, I am going to make an origami crane and put the name of the person who sent me that dollar on the wing. Then I am going to string all the cranes together and give it to the juvenile diabetes foundation with all the money I raise. Then my wish will be to find a cure. Please help me help those kids with this bad disease. My mommy says she will take a picture of every crane I make and post it here for everyone to see. For more information, please email my mommy, her name is Jenny. A dollar isn't a lot, but it can make a difference. I hope to get some pictures of kids you can help soon.
Thank you.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Cranes 582-606

Cranes 582-606 are all Giulia.  My mommy was sent pictures of Giulia performing in the nutcracker. She looked so pretty.  Her brother Diego was in it as well.
Sorry I haven't posted in awhile.  I have some great news, but I'm not going to share it just yet.  I have a new chip in, it replaces my old one.  The JDRF Walk for a Cure is May 12, 2012. My whole family are going to walk.  I think our name is going to be Team Giulia.  For Giulia.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fast Update from Lizzie's mom

Jenny here, just wanted to update everyone real fast...
Lizzie has not abandoned her project...just the opposite. She has been hard at work making cranes, it's just been crazy here lately. She has over 200 cranes waiting to be posted (look for them starting tonight hopefully)
More great news coming soon!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Cranes 567-581

Cranes 567 - 573 are Susan, Dee, Ashley, David, Anita, Gary and B'Nai Israel Religious School.

Cranes 574- 681 are James, Ashley, Lisa, Brian, Tim, Nate, Lisa and David. These are my family is England. Thank you for helping find a cure.

Today is World Diabetes Day. Spread the word so we can find a cure for Diabetes. All month long is Diabetes Awareness Month.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cranes 547-566

Cranes 547-566 are all Dee, Dona and John.
This month is Diabetes Awareness Month. If you tell one person, and that one person tells another and so on, before you know it everyone will know! And once everyone knows, then we will be closer to a cure! I'm only $74.00 away from $1,000.00. Thank you everyone that has helped so far.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cranes 521- 546

Cranes 521-528 are Tommy, Caleb, Kenneth, Lindsay, Brian, Dona, Tim and David.
Cranes 529-537 are Patsy, Rylan, Nate, Gabriella, Kristyn, James, Gary, Stephanie and Tiffany
Cranes 538-546 are Lisa, Ashley, Lisa, Liz, Amanda, Dona, Divina, Pamela, and Cameron.
I know it's been awhile since I updated last. I'm very sorry about that. My mommy's computer quit working and she couldn't get anything loaded. But she's got a new one, so that means I'll be back here every day again. This Friday is the Fall Festival at my school. I can't wait! We might be bringing my friend with us. My school was also picked to host the New Orleans Saints Junior Training camp. That was last week. I had a lot of fun!
Next month is Diabetes awareness month. There is not enough awareness about diabetes and the damage it does. I'm only $76.00 away from my initial goal of $1,000.00 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. I hope I can reach it next month. I've already got more ideas about how to keep raising, but you'll have to wait to find out. Please spread the word about Diabetes awareness month. We will find a cure, but we need to let people know why we need it so bad.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Cranes 501-520

L'shanah tovah!
Happy New Year to my Jewish friends! We were in services all day yesterday and today. My papa blew the shofar.
Cranes 501-508 are Zachary, Denice, Laurie and Charlie and Melissa, Gill, Alex and Elizabeth (and my brother Jack being silly)
509-516 are Delores, Divina, Penny, Lisa and Gary, Leah, Katrina and Cuong

Cranes 517-520 are Carol, Anita, Melissa and Kristyn

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cranes 451-500

Cranes 451-500 are all by the same John. I've been working to get caught up. I'll get there soon.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cranes 401-450

Cranes 401-450 are all B'Nai Israel Religious school. Some of the classes donated the Tzedakah they collected throughout the year.

A close up of some of the Cranes. I'm only $99.00 away from my goal, but don't worry, I'll figure out another way to raise money to help find a cure. Lots of people are still waiting for it.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Cranes 381-400

Cranes 381-391 are Kathleen, Liz, Harry, Tommy, Alex, Amanda, Denice, Ethan, Gabby, Dona and Vicki.

Cranes 392-400 are Jeff, Cameron, Stacie, Patsy, Bonnie, John, John, Amelia and Franklin.

I think I need to take a picture with all the cranes again. There is a lot of them. Mommy says to tell you if you want to get involved with JDRF you can contact Kathleen at (617) 633 - 0027 or Thanks to everyone's help, I'm at $901.00 raised for T1 Diabetes research. We need to find a cure. I'm not going to stop once I reach $1, shouldn't either.
Thanks everyone!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cranes 360-380

Cranes 360-365 are Luke, Katrina, Addy, Ed, Hettie and Zach.
Cranes 366-373 are Cuong, Tommy, Robert, Marisa, Leah, Alyssa, Carol and Anita.

Cranes 374-380 are John, Ashlyn, Lindsay, Mark, Charlie, Penny and B'Nai Israel Religious School
Today my mommy got an email from a lady at the local chapter of JDRF. She's going to call the lady back tomorrow and talk some more.
If you are in the Mobile Alabama area this weekend, and you want to support Diabetes Research, you can go to The Fresh Market. It’s holding its “Hope Floats” Sidewalk Sale on September 9 through September 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. There will be root beer floats, hot dogs and ice cream sundaes each for a $2 donation and gourmet cookies each for a $1 donation. Sugar-free root beer floats and sundaes are also available. The Fresh Market will donate 100 percent of the money raised over the three-day sale of these items directly to JDRF to support its mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications. I think we are going to try to go on Sunday. It sounds like a lot of fun.
I also wanted to let you know what we are up to with money raised for Cranes4aCure. $881.00. that is a lot of money (my chip in only shows online donations) Thank you to everyone who has helped so far.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cranes 340-359

My daddy is back with my mommy's camera, I can start posting again.
Cranes 340-347 are Mary, Harry, Caleb, Cameron, Kristyn, Dona, Amanda and Kenneth.

Cranes 348-355 are David, Susan, Billy, Kay,Tawnya, Bonnie, Gary and Divina.
Cranes 356-359 are Lisa, Aydin, Mrs.Daniels and Elisha.
School is good so far. I start yearbook meetings this month. I can't wait. This is my older sister helping me to hold cranes today. Her name is Emily. See you tomorrow.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

My letter to Nick Jonas

I wrote a letter to Nick Jonas. My mommy says she will try to find a way to get it to him. If any of you know how, please let her know. I've been busy making cranes. The first week of school was really fun, but we had homework the first day. You can click on it to make it bigger.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Cranes 320-339

Cranes 320-327 are Bianca, David, Marisa, Ethan,Jeremiah, EllaMae, Robert and Charlie.

Cranes 328-335 are Chy, Cameron, Roberta, John, Vivian, Tommy, Carrie and Kenneth.
Cranes 336-339 are Olivia, Cam, Susan and Amelia.
Thanks Everyone!
Today was the 1st day of 4th grade. I met some new friends and had a lot of fun. I got homework already!

My brother Morris (he's in 2nd grade now) me and my little sister Becca, she just started kindergarten.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cranes 310-319

I finally got my big brother to take a picture with me. His name is Jack. He had to sit in a chair because he is really tall.

Cranes 301-308 are Harry, Natalia, Cuong, Shane, Pamela, Liz, Jeff and Pierce

Cranes 309-316 are Mary, Divina, Vicki, Michelle, Denice, Billy, Cuong and George

Cranes 317-319 are John, Lindsay and Alexandra.
School starts on Monday. I met my teacher today. His name is Mr. Jones. I hope it's a good year. See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cranes 281-300

Cranes 281-284 are Kye, Lisa Zachary and Anita

Cranes 285-288 are Ed, Martha, Audrey and Madison

Cranes 289-292 are Sinbad, Carol, Sue and Diego

Cranes 293-296 are Virginia, Nicole, Hettie and Addy.

And Cranes 297-300 are Logan, Dona, Ronnette, and B'nai Israel Sunday school.
This year the 3rd and 6th grade classes donated all their Tzedakah to Cranes4aCure. Thanks to everyone and their help with this project, we have raised almost $850.00 so far (the chip in only shows online donations). School starts soon, so I really need to get caught up. I'm off to make more cranes. Thanks for everyone's help.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cranes 271-280

Cranes 271-273 are Liz, Lindsay and Mark

Cranes 274 and 275 are Caleb and Leah.

Cranes 276-278 are Karleen, Jacob and Lisa

Cranes 279 and 280 are Noah and Gabriella.
Today my daddy deposited more money that came in for Cranes 4 a Cure. Thanks to everyone, we have raised $823.00 so far! That's a lot of Cranes, so I need to get busy. We're getting close and that means closer to a CURE!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Cranes 261-270

I am back! Daddy got his camera back so mommy has hers again. I am going to post more cranes then I normally do each day so I can get caught up.
Cranes 261-263 are Caleb, Russ and Billy.

Cranes 264-265 are Giulia and Aydin.
Cranes 266-268 are Dona, David and John.

Cranes 269-270 are Barbara and Big.
Last week we went on vacation. We've never really gone on a vacation before. It was a lot of fun. We went to Tennessee. We stayed in a cabin in the Smokey Mountains. This is me on the tram up to Ober Gatlinburg. It was like a little amusement park at the top of the mountain.
Me and Emily rode the ski lift up even higher.

Jack rode the water slide with me.

We also got to drive around The Smokey Mountain National Park and saw two black bears. That was really neat. Mommy is going to post more pictures on her blog later. I wish we could go back someday.
Thank you to everyone who has donated, we are very close to our goal!