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.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Cranes 166-170 meet Elise

Cranes 166-168 are Ethan, Roberta and Akira. Thank you.

Cranes 169 and 170 are Elise and Theresa. They both have diabetes.

This is Elise. Elise was only 12 months old when she was diagnosed with Diabetes. She is 3 1/2 years old now. I don't think that's fair. You can read more about her here. Please help us find a cure.


  1. awwww. diabetes sure doesnt discriminate , a dreadful disease and we DO need to find a cure. Thankyou for what you are doing.

  2. Thank you so much for doing this! Sorry it took me so long to comment, but we were out of the country and didn't have internet access. You are an amazing girl, and Elise just LOVES her crane!