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.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I'm Still Here

I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm still here.  And I'm still doing Cranes!  I am working on another 125.  Our school had our Kids for a Cure Walk in November.  It was a lot of fun.  We brought the big shoe my daddy made and put it out on the track.  Everyone thought it was cool.  We raised a lot of money for JDRF.  We are having our second annual Diabetes walk for a cure in May.  We are Team Giulia again.  I can't wait.  My mommy needs to charge her battery on her camera, but I promise to post some pictures soon.  Until then, don't forget if you have a spare dollar to donate to my chip in.  100%  of donations go straight to JDRF to help find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.  We can find a cure, but it's going to take all of us!