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, May 12, 2011

Cranes 141-145 meet Justice

Cranes 141-143 are Nicole, Jeff and Bonnie S. Thanks!

Cranes 144-145 are Justice and Siobhan. Justice has Diabetes. And Siobhan has diabetes, Siobhan was diagnosed at 2 yrs old, now she is 22.

Justice was diagnosed with Type1 Diabetes 4 days after his 6th birthday in October 2008. He's 8 years old now and wants a cure. You can read more about him here. Please help us find a cure!


  1. Hi Justice!

    Hi again Lizzie! You are doing an amazing thing with these cranes!

  2. My daughter's school class is also doing a cranes project for charity now, this is really catching on. Great job kids! :)

  3. Keep it up, are getting there!

  4. I have diabetes too! Diagnosed 20 years ago at the age of 2 :)

    Siobhan xxx

    thanks for doing this, it's such an inspiration! :)

  5. hey! i have diabetes, seven and a half years! you're suchaaaa little cutie and are inspiring to everyone! just about to donate my $1 to you!

  6. I dont know how I missed this! Thank you so much for including Justice and your amazing spirit!