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.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Cranes 582-606

Cranes 582-606 are all Giulia.  My mommy was sent pictures of Giulia performing in the nutcracker. She looked so pretty.  Her brother Diego was in it as well.
Sorry I haven't posted in awhile.  I have some great news, but I'm not going to share it just yet.  I have a new chip in, it replaces my old one.  The JDRF Walk for a Cure is May 12, 2012. My whole family are going to walk.  I think our name is going to be Team Giulia.  For Giulia.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fast Update from Lizzie's mom

Jenny here, just wanted to update everyone real fast...
Lizzie has not abandoned her project...just the opposite. She has been hard at work making cranes, it's just been crazy here lately. She has over 200 cranes waiting to be posted (look for them starting tonight hopefully)
More great news coming soon!