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, 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.

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