I received this beautiful note from a teacher Rebecca in Rapid City, S.D. She writes:
I have a little girl in my room named Clarita who was just diagnosed with stage 3 bone cancer this week. I have a little boy who found this paper crane for cancer website and he is bound and determined that our class is going to do this for Clarita. We just learned how to fold the cranes and it took about an hour for the class to make 24 of them. I am happy to have kids come in at lunch and fold cranes but I won't be able to dedicate to much of my classroom time to get to the 1,000 cranes that we'll need. Harley, the project manager, has already folded 120 himself. Could you help us out by folding some of the cranes for us? I have a very tight knit class and we are all devastatedabout Clarita's situation. We just want to do what we can to let her know that we are with her and that we support her even though she is a long way away from us. Thank you so much for considering us!!
Last week, we sent Clarita 1,000 cranes - the biggest and most beautiful we could find. We hope you find strength through this difficult time, and our thoughts and prayers are with you Clarita!!
There is an old Japanese tradition that 1,000 origami paper cranes will bring good luck. Cranes for Cancer's mission is to provide baskets or vases of 1,000 cranes to cancer patients. The 1000 cranes bring hope and uplift spirits. We've been doing this for about 18 years, but we NEED HELP! You can help by: 1) Donating money for supplies 2) Donating origami paper 3) FOLDING CRANES.
If you know of a person who is in need of 1,000 origami paper cranes, please send an e-mail and we will send your dear friend or family member 1,000 paper cranes of hope and healing.