I was recently sent a press release about a young girl who is using her creative ideas and huge heart to change the world. Nine-year-old, Lizzie, is folding her way to raise $1,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and she’s already almost halfway to her goal. Her simple idea challenges adults to use talents and creativity to serve mankind in some way. The fact that she’s spending her time working for this worthy cause is also a reflection of how she’s been raised…praise to you Jennifer for teaching Lizzie the power of thinking outside the box and giving! My hope is that Lizzie surpasses her goal in a big way and even gets opportunities to help on a larger scale.
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This is what Lizzie had to say about her plan to make a difference:
My name is Lizzie, I’m 9 years old and in the 3rd 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.
****Lizzie and her mom, Jennifer, can be contacted at Cranes4acure@gmail.com. Donations can be made on the Cranes4acure.com site.