pediatric cancer

1000 Dragonflies: A pediatric cancer fundraiser

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Tuesday, August 4 2015

In Asia, through traditional folklore, people believe that the crane is the bringer of luck. That symbolism brought on the belief that anyone with the dedication and patience to fold 1000 paper cranes will be granted their biggest wish. The story “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” really struck a chord with me. Sadako had a single wish: to live. She developed leukemia, after being exposed to radiation from the Hiroshima bomb when she was two; and her wish was to live. She began folding her 1000 paper cranes. Sadako and I share a wish. I wish that no parent should hear the words “Your child has cancer…. and there is no cure.” My friends Libby and Tony are living[…]See more from “1000 Dragonflies: A pediatric cancer fundraiser”

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