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.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Cranes 103 - 106 meet Giulia

Cranes 103 and 104 are Natalia and Giulia. Giulia is my mommy's friends little girl. She has diabetes.

Cranes 105 and 106 are Divina and Diego.
My mommy and Giulia's mommy are friends. Her little boy and Morris are the same age. When her mommy sends pictures, I put them in a photo album my mommy gave me. I still have all of them. When my mommy showed me Giulia in the hospital, that's when I realized why my mommy and daddy check Becca. Diabetes isn't fun. Diabetes can kill you if it's diagnosed too late, or make you really sick. Like it did Giulia.

This is Giulia in the PICU when she was first diagnosed. Her mommy said she could hardly walk.

This is Giulia now. She was supposed to be in Cinderella the night she got diagnosed, but wasn't able to. She finally got to be in it. She is really good at dancing.

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