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.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Cranes 191-195 meet Penny

Cranes 191-195 are Cuong, Adam (my sister Emily is holding those two), Penny, Alex and John. Penny has diabetes.

This is Penny and her brother Alex. Penny was diagnosed with diabetes when she was only 4 years old. She is almost 8 now. Her little brother Alex has never known a time that Penny didn't have to start every meal with taking her blood sugar and finish it by giving her a shot Penny needs a cure, and you can help find it for her and all the other kids, because no one should have to deal with this every day. They need a chance to be needle free, like all kids should.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cranes 186-190

Cranes 186-188 are Anh, Dona and Son. Thank you.

Cranes 189 and 190 are Amy and Leah.

I have raised $671.00 so far! My chip in only shows online donations. And that isn't even including the Tzedakah from my Sunday school class. Today my teacher got really excited. The school got the results of FCAT testing. Guess what? I didn't get one wrong answer on the math part. The principal called my mommy and told her I aced the test and got the highest score in the school. I also got a 4 on my reading part. The highest you could get was a 5.

I did a search (with my mommy's help) on Cranes 4 a Cure on google, it was really neat to see so many posts on different blogs. Together I know we will find a cure for Diabetes!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cranes 181-185 meet Tommy

Cranes 181-183 are Olivia, Sarah, and Gill. Thank you.

Cranes 184 and 185 are Tommy and Luke. Tommy has diabetes.

This is Tommy. Tommy was only 4 when he was diagnosed with diabetes. He is 6 now. Tommy is waiting for a cure. I like his costume, if you look close enough, his insulin pump and glucometer are part of his Luke Skywalker costume. Please help me help Tommy and all the other kids with diabetes. Help me find a cure!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cranes 176-180 meet Adalyne

Cranes 176-177 are Katie and Mike

Cranes 178-180 are Adalyne, Kaelyn and Maya. Adalyne has diabetes.

This is a picture of Kaelyn, Adalyne and Maya. They are all sisters. I really like their tutu's.

This is Adalyne (Addy). Addy was diagnosed with diabetes when she was almost 2. She is 7 years old now. Addy really wants a cure. We all do. Please help us find it.
You can read more about her here.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Cranes 171-175 meet Jack

Cranes 171-173 are Emma, Kris and Jon. Thank you.

Cranes 174 and 175 are Jack and Enoch. Jack has diabetes.

This is Jack. Jack is 7 years old. He was diagnosed with diabetes in 2007 at age 4. He should have only had to have been playing with cars or dinosaurs and not worrying about needles. You can read more about Jack here. Help us find a cure for Jack and all the other kids please.

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.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cranes 161-165 meet Holly

Cranes 161- 163 are Harry, John and Chris. Thanks!

Cranes164 and 165 are Jenny and Holly. Holly has diabetes.

This is Holly. She was nine when she was diagnosed with diabetes. She is 17 now. She is still waiting on a cure. All these kids are. Please help us find one. You can read about Holly's life with diabetes here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cranes 156-160 meet Daniel

Cranes 156-158 are Kenneth, Mrs Sealy and Lisa. Thank you

Cranes 159 and 160 are Daniel and Bianca. Daniel has Diabetes.

This is Daniel. He was diagnosed with type1 diabetes when he was 6 years old. He is 13 now and still waiting on a cure. Help him find it please. You can read more about Daniel here.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cranes 151-155 meet EllaMae

Cranes 151-153 are Susan, Amelia and John. Thank you!

Cranes 154 and 155 are Vivian and EllaMae. EllaMae has diabetes.

This is EllaMae. She is 11 years old. She was diagnosed with diabetes when she was only 4. EllaMae needs a cure! For EllaMae and all the other kids, help me find a cure! A dollar goes a long way!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cranes 146-150 meet Caleb

Cranes 146-148 are Mark, Mildred and Jaliyah. Thanks!

Cranes 149 and 150 are Heather and Caleb. Caleb has diabetes.

This is Caleb. Caleb was diagnosed with diabetes when he was only 3 years old. He is 8 now. You can read more about Caleb and his life with diabetes here. Caleb needs a cure!

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!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cranes 136-140 meet Christopher

Cranes 136- 140...Morris (my brother) is holding Gary and Barry. I'm holding Christopher, Vicki and Winnifred. Thanks everyone. Christopher has diabetes.

This is Christopher. He was diagnosed with type1 diabetes when he was 9. He is 27 now and has his own little girl. Christopher has been waiting for a cure for over half his life. Please help find one for him and everyone else who has this disease.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cranes 132-135 meet Emma

Cranes 132 and 133 are Elisha and Kay. Thank you both.

Cranes 134 and 135 are Me and Emma. Emma has Diabetes.

This is Emma. She is 7 years old. She was diagnosed with Diabetes in 2007. That thing in her hand is her pump. It basically keeps her alive. Emma needs a cure!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Cranes 128-131 meet Claudia

Cranes 128, 129, 130 and 131 are Alex, Jerry (my sister Allison is holding them) and Phillip and Claudia. Claudia was diagnosed with type1 diabetes May 2008.

This is Claudia, you can read more about her here. Claudia is 10 years old and she needs a cure.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cranes 124-127 meet Aydin

Cranes 124 and 127 are Kristyn and Gabriella. Thank you both.

Cranes 126 and 127 anre Aydin and Harry S. Aydin has diabetes.

Aydin is only 3 years old and has to deal with needles every day. He shouldn't have to. Help me find a cure for him and all the other kids please.

Yesterday I meant to post more cranes, but it got busy. I had my Math Competition at the University, and guess what? I got 1st place county wide out of all the 3rd graders. I was so excited. Then my mommy and daddy took us kids to a treasure hunt at the park. It was a lot of fun. We each got a bag of stuff. After that, we went to CiCi's to celebrate and we picked up my friend Cheyenne to spend the night.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Cranes 120-123 meet Alice

Cranes 120 and 121 are Mrs.Wuest and John. Thank you so much for helping.

Cranes 122 and 123 are Alice and Dona. Alice has Diabetes.

This is Alice. Alice needs a cure. Please help me help her.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cranes 115-119 meet Cameron

Cranes 115,116 and 117 are John, Barbara and Neil. Thank you for helping find a cure...

Cranes 118 and 119 are Marisa and Cameron. Cameron was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 9. That's how old I am.

Cameron is 15 now and is still waiting for a cure.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cranes 111 - 114 meet Tommy

Cranes 111 and 112 are Tommy and Olivia. They are brother and sister. Tommy is 8 years old and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in October 2009.

This is Tommy. Tommy needs your help to find a cure.

Cranes 113 and 114 are David and Susan. Thank you for your support!
Saturday I go to my Sunshine Math Competition at the University. I know we'll do great!