Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The most beautiful gift I received while going through my chemotherapy was without a doubt the 1,000 cranes that were carefully folded for me. A friend had spearheaded the project while I was away in hospital and my friends and others who wanted to help got together and began the journey. One thousand cranes is no small task and one that shows great dedication to you. Many hands went into completing them including girls whom I never met and will probably never get to meet. They were my friend's students at her girls school and they folded during art class, folded during P.E. They pretty much folded throughout every class for days or weeks until it was done.
I was blown away when the gift was presented to me and the story told. I'd absolutely recommend this to anyone that wants to show someone how much they love them and wish for their healing.
A couple of days ago I saw a call for cranes in the forums I was on. I was really touched with what this person is trying to do for her friend. I thought I would post it here to help her out.
Jen has brain cancer and I'm sure could use all the help she can get.
I'm hoping there are some handy people reading my blog who could help out. This is something you can do to make a difference without a lot of money.
Please see the beautiful website made for Jen and help out! Let me know here if you're going to pitch in or just send some good wishes her way.
Strangers helping strangers is a fantastical thing. There are links to instructions to get you started and above is the address to send them to. All the photos on this post are snipped from Jen's site! Check it out! You can also check out the blog to see the progress!
Fuck brain cancer!