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, August 27, 2011

My letter to Nick Jonas

I wrote a letter to Nick Jonas. My mommy says she will try to find a way to get it to him. If any of you know how, please let her know. I've been busy making cranes. The first week of school was really fun, but we had homework the first day. You can click on it to make it bigger.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Cranes 320-339

Cranes 320-327 are Bianca, David, Marisa, Ethan,Jeremiah, EllaMae, Robert and Charlie.

Cranes 328-335 are Chy, Cameron, Roberta, John, Vivian, Tommy, Carrie and Kenneth.
Cranes 336-339 are Olivia, Cam, Susan and Amelia.
Thanks Everyone!
Today was the 1st day of 4th grade. I met some new friends and had a lot of fun. I got homework already!

My brother Morris (he's in 2nd grade now) me and my little sister Becca, she just started kindergarten.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cranes 310-319

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!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cranes 281-300

Cranes 281-284 are Kye, Lisa Zachary and Anita

Cranes 285-288 are Ed, Martha, Audrey and Madison

Cranes 289-292 are Sinbad, Carol, Sue and Diego

Cranes 293-296 are Virginia, Nicole, Hettie and Addy.

And Cranes 297-300 are Logan, Dona, Ronnette, and B'nai Israel Sunday school.
This year the 3rd and 6th grade classes donated all their Tzedakah to Cranes4aCure. Thanks to everyone and their help with this project, we have raised almost $850.00 so far (the chip in only shows online donations). School starts soon, so I really need to get caught up. I'm off to make more cranes. Thanks for everyone's help.