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.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


I have decided to start my Cranes again.  I like the sneakers, but the Cranes are fun to make, and they look really neat hung.  I'm going to aim for another $1,000.00 for JDRF.  The 2nd annual Walk for a Cure is in April, so I hope I can raise that much between now and then.  I raised a little over $300.00 in sneaker sales, so thank you to everyone who helped.  Please pass my blog around and get the word out.  We still need a cure!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Lots of people to thank!

It's been too long.  I've had a busy summer.  I wanted to thank those who continue to help me raise money and awareness.  We still need a cure!
Thank you Jessica, James, Karleen, Becky, Lori, Tammy, Colin, Logan, David,
Mrs. Hemming, Nati, Diego, Rose, Rabbi Gerson, John, Giulia, Emily, Mrs. Porto, Wendy,
Vikki, Dezi, Lee, John, Divina, Mr. Tax, Mary and Becky's Eatery.  
Every dollar raised is a dollar closer to fund the research to find a CURE for Diabetes.  Want to see your name?  All you have to do is click on the chip in at the top of the page. Thanks!

I went to Art Camp this summer.  It was a lot of fun.  This is one of the things I did. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Still here

Mommy said to tell everyone its her fault I'm behind.  We have been really busy this summer, but that doesn't mean raising awareness isn't part of it.  I'm still raising money too.  I forgot to tell you that my school is also doing a Walk for Kids next year.  We were going to do it before school got out, but decided not to rush it.  Mommy took more pictures of me holding more sneakers, but she forgot where she uploaded them to.  I went to art camp and had a lot of fun.  Today we are going to a wedding and going to see fireworks in the Bay.  Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I am still here!!!

I had my bakesale in April.  It was a lot of fun and I raised $250.00 for JDRF from the goodies I helped make and sold.

 We had our first ever Walk For a Cure on May 12.  It was a lot of fun.  Our team was Team Giulia.   My daddy made that big sneaker out of wood.
The whole Team Giulia (except for a couple people that couldn't be found for the picture)

And I got glasses.   I'm also behind on posting my sneaker pictures, so I need to get caught up.  Thanks to Melissa, Mr. Farmer, Teresa Pace and Chuck.  I'll try to post some every day.  I'm still raising money, just because the walk is over doesn't mean I stopped.  Just click on the chipin...every dollar makes a difference.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Kickoff Party

 Thursday night was the kickoff party for the first ever Walk for a Cure in Pensacola.  It was a lot of fun, and lots of people came.  This is where I gave Ms. Kathleen the check.  She was so excited.
 Then she gave me a huge thank you card signed by everyone that was there and some really pretty flowers.  They are on the dining room table now and still smell good.
And these are my Cranes.  All 1,000 of them.  Everyone thought they were pretty.

We are still looking for a cure though.  Every little bit helps.  On April 7th, if you are in Pensacola, please stop by the elementary school.  I will be there having a bake sale for JDRF and there is also going to be a Relay for Life garage sale.  I already saw some of the stuff, it's really neat.  

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cranes 971-1,000

Cranes 971-1,000  are all Giulia.  Although I have never met Giulia, I feel like I know her so much.  Someday I hope I get to meet her.  Giulia doesn't let diabetes get her down, but she is waiting for a cure.  Just because I've reached 1,000 cranes, doesn't mean I'm going to stop.  If you think about it, $1,000.00 isn't really a lot when you think about what is needed to help find a cure.  That's why it is so important to keep people informed and raise awareness as well as money.  Every little bit helps.  My blog isn't going anywhere, please keep following and see what a difference $1.00 can make in the lives of people like Giulia, living with diabetes, and the many people that will be diagnosed with diabetes this year.  With your support, we will find a cure.  I hope it's soon.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cranes 940-970

Cranes 940-945 are Dona and Dee

Cranes 946-953 are B'Nai Israel Religious school, Robert, Mark and Charlie
Cranes 954-957 are Bianca and Lisa

Cranes 958-963 are Leah, Kathleen and Anita

Cranes 964-970 are Anita, Cameron, Kenneth amd Penny

I have one more Crane post tomorrow, then I will have pictures from the Kick-off party.  Mommy is taking the Cranes to the place where the party is tomorrow after school.  I've been busy selling Sneakers for JDRF.  I raised $87.00 this weekend.  If you have an extra dollar, please consider donating.   Every little bit helps, and it may not seem a lot, but they add up.  We need a cure.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Cranes 899-939

Cranes 899-939 are all John.  Thank you so much!
This is the art room at my school.   That's where my Cranes are hanging until Thursday.  Doesn't it look really neat?  That is all 1,000 cranes.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Cranes 885 - 898

Cranes 885-891 are all Amanda

Cranes 892-898 are Dee and Penny

Thursday will be here soon.  I can't wait.  That is when the Kickoff party for the 1st ever Walk for a Cure in Pensacola is.  I will be giving all these cranes and money to JDRF on that night.  There will be food and drinks, so if you are in town and looking for a great event to attend, please stop by.
This past week was spring break for us.  We went to Ft. Pickens for a cookout.  My daddy got everything ready for it, and realized he didn't have any matches to light the fire.  It was funny.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cranes 870-884

Cranes 870-874 are B'Nai Israel Religious School

Cranes 875-879 are Penny, Alex, and Giulia

Cranes 880-884 are Alex, Kathleen and Dona

These are the Cranes me and my mommy have strung so far.  They are hanging in the art room at my school.  There are 600 here.  We did have another 100 strung, but my mommy didn't hang them yet.  This week is Spring break so I'm going to work on posting the rest of my cranes and stringing them.  And I'm still working on my list for the bake sale for JDRF.  It's going to be so much fun.  Don't forget if you have a dollar and want your name on a green sneaker to support JDRF, there is a chip in on the top right hand side of my blog.  Thank you Mr. Farmer! And thanks to everyone who has helped out.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cranes 855 - 869

Cranes 855-859 are Giulia and Roberta

Cranes 860-864 are John and Ethan

Cranes 865-869 are Kathleen and Bonnie
I've been helping my mommy string the cranes.  They look so neat hung up. We are hanging them in the art room until March 29th, that's when I am going to the JDRF Walk for a Cure Kickoff Party and giving them a check and the cranes.   April 7th my school is having a garage sale for Relay for Life, the lady in charge said I could have a bake sale, so I am. All the money I make will go to JDRF.  
I am also going to sell the sneakers there.  They are $1.00 each.  I hope a lot of people come.  I can't wait until mommy takes pictures of the cranes so I can show you.  If you want a sneaker in your name, you can use the chip in up on the right hand side.  Thanks!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Cranes 840-854

Cranes 840-844 are Bianca and Bonnie

Cranes 845-849 are Dee and Stephanie

Cranes 850-854 are Patsy, Lisa and Kenneth

I can't wait to show you the cranes strung up, they are going to look so neat!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Cranes 825-839

Cranes 825-829

Cranes 830-834

Cranes 835-839

All these cranes are for Giulia! 
My little sister has been having problems with her blood sugar.  She was sick last weekend and went really high.  Mommy has been poking her in the night to make sure she is ok and she doesn't even wake up.  I think if I were getting poked, I would.  Please help us find a cure.  Hopefully my sister is just having weird numbers and they will go back to normal, but there are a lot of kids that has to get poked every night and it's not really fair. 
My mommy took my uncle to the hospital this week.  She came home and told me about a guy that was there that was really sick.  He wasn't a kid, but he had type 1 diabetes.  It doesn't care how old you are, or who you are.  Mommy said she was talking to him because he was alone.  He was getting moved up to the ICU because of DKA.  He had blood sugar numbers over 400 and was really sick and really scared.  Please say a prayer that he is ok.
Please help us find a cure!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Cranes 810-824

Cranes 810-814 are all Tawnya

Cranes 815-819 are John

Cranes 820-824 are also John

This week has been busy.  We've been practicingfor Florida writing tests all week.  I think I did good on the test.  Then there was Hebrew school and yearbook club.  My friend is coming tomorrow to stay the weekend so she can go to a Purim party with me.  I have started to string all the Cranes together.  There is so many of them.  On March 29th I'm presenting them to the local JDRF meeting with a check for $1,000.00.  I can't wait!  But, just because I've reached my goal, doesn't mean we don't need to keep raising money.  We still need a cure for Diabetes!  The link on the right takes you to our team Walk for a Cure that we are doing on May 12th.  Even if it's only a dollar, every little bit helps.  Thanks!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cranes 795-809

Cranes 795 - 799 are all Patsy. 

Cranes 800 - 804 are all Dona

Cranes 805- 809 are Bonnie, Penny, Alex, Robert and Mark
This weekend is an Ice Flyers game.  They are donating some of the ticket sales to JDRF.  It's nice that they can help find a cure.  Can you?  May 12 is the JDRF walk for a cure.  I'm going to walk in it with a lot of other people.  If you have any spare change you want to donate to my team, I'd love that.  All money collected goes to helping find a cure for diabetes.  Tomorrow my daddy is going to the school to talk to the principal about having a kids walk-a-thon to raise money for JDRF. I just know we will find a cure one day.  I hope it's soon.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cranes 763 - 794

Cranes 763-774 are all B'Nai Israel Religious School. 

Cranes 775-784 are Kristyn, Nate, Lisa, Mark, Pierce, Robert, Roberta, Lisa, Susan and Dee

Cranes 785-794 are Kenneth, Katrina, David, Bonnie, Ashley, Leah, Dee, Charlie, Alex and Bianca.

This weekend was Mardi Gras.  I didn't get to go to any parades, but Emily and Jack got to be in one.  My daddy brought us home a lot of beads.  Still waiting to find that cure for Diabetes. The walk is getting closer and closer.  I have been telling a lot of people about it, and why it's so important.  We have 20 people already walking with us.  I can't wait!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cranes 748-762

Cranes 748-752 are all Dona

Cranes 753-757 are all Carol

Cranes 758-762 are Anita and Winnifred
How was your Valentine's day?  Mine was fun.  My daddy got us a little chocolate and some stickers and fingernail polish.  Mine was Hello Kitty.  And a Hello Kitty change purse.  Monday I stayed home sick.  My mommy is starting to string all the cranes together.  It's a lot!  My mommy also fixed the diabetes walk button.  We have 20 people on Team Giulia now.  I can't wait to see if we can reach our goal this time.  See you tomorrow.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cranes 733-747

Cranes 733-737 are Carrie and Vivian

Cranes 738-742 are Robert, Marisa, Michelle and Tawnya
Cranes 743-747 are Lexi, Brett and Kristi.

I am sorry I didn't post any cranes in the past couple days.  I spent the entire weekend with my friend.  We had so much fun!