Over 5,000 strung and hung, many yet to string.
The ancient Japanese tradition of Senbazuru promises that a person who folds 1000 cranes will be granted a wish, such as long life or recovery from illness. We are asking you to come together to accomplish this labor of love. By making your crane, you’re adding hope and support to those who stand together in the fight against cancer.
Thank you to those who have shared the hope and love with Kirby through her journey.
How do I make a crane?
There are numerous websites that have directions. Please reply to this posting with other recommended websites!
* Aidan Dysart’s How to Make an Origami Crane (Directions)
* Origami-Instructions.com (Directions and video)
* Origami.org.uk (3-d animation video)
* Making a Giant Paper Crane! (Video for the really ambitious!)
Thank you to all you who have sent us cranes.
What types of cranes were made and/or sent?
* Tiny * Quirky * Ugly Duckling * White Swan * Funny * DC crane * Smithie crane * Big Apple crane * Engineering crane * Kirbead crane * Map crane * Large, floppy, Nationals, , granite, steel, ceramic, bamboo, earrings, pins, chop stick rest, photos of cranes in flight, and cranes with messages of love and hope folded within them.
Be sure to see Lili’s 12 December 2011, crane video in the Guestbook section of this site.
An early installation in Kirby’s hospital room at the Washington H0spital Center.