Monday, November 2, 2009

Update on, 1,000 Wishes for Jen

I'm really happy to post this update on the Jen's Cranes effort. As I wrote before, I bumped into a woman on Etsy forums who was asking for help folding 1,000 cranes for her friend who has brain cancer. I myself was a recipient of this amazing gift from friends and strangers when I was going through treatment for AML.

The cranes have been arriving in a steady stream and they are half way to their goal! Five hundred paper cranes are now waiting for Jen, all signifying a wish each for her to get well.

All of this love and goodwill have been coming in but last week there was an unexpected surprise. Gary from AllegroArts on Etsy made her a folded silver crane. Yes, SILVER!

You can read the blog post about it on Jen's official crane counting blog.

And I can't even fold a paper one! I am absolutely blown away by his skills, kindness and caring for a person going through such a hard time. I'm sure this will touch her heart deeply. Thank you Gary.

Go check out his shop, and if you would like to jump in and fold some cranes for, Jen, yourself or just leave some good wishes, please check out her site and blog.


T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

WOW! That is absolutely gorgeous! He is very clever. I have made 2 so far for Jen (paper ones) I wish I could fold faster :)

Thanks for posting this, have a great day, regards, T. :)

BaldyLocks said...

Awesome :)