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.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cranes 24 - 28

Cranes 24 - 28 are possible because of Dona and Charity! Thank you both

Today I went to Walgreens with my mommy to get some medicine for Becca. One of my older cousins work there and she showed her manager my blog last week. When she got Becca's medicine, she told me her manager invited me to the Walgreens Walkathon to raise money for Diabetes. She was going to call us later, but since we were there, she told us. She said I could set up a table for my Cranes.
Today was t-shirt day at school. The only catch was it had to be green. My mommy made green cookies and my class had a green buffet. It was fun. Happy St. Patricks Day, see you tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. You are doing such an awesome job Lizzie! Way to go.