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, August 18, 2011
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!