Cancer survivor, Karen Elaine Parsons, is vowing to encourage others with Thousand Cranes for Hope .
Below is a letter from Parsons:
Thousand Cranes For Hope
8 years ago, I was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer and during my course of treatment I received a large box on my front porch that contained hundreds of folded cranes that well wishers had folded for me. Each crane represented a prayer and a wish for my recovery and it was a powerful message of joy for me in a very difficult time. I have been in remission since that time and I am blessed to be living a productive and joyful life and I want nothing more than to give back what was freely given to me.
I would like someone who is ill or having very difficult time in life to receive the gift of cranes and to experience the joy of receiving them just as I did. Receiving a thousand cranes is giving hope and healing to the receivers heart and I am asking the community of the world to help me do this.
So the idea is to create a thousand cranes strung together for a stunning testament of hope and healing to present to someone.
How do we do this? I am asking you to fold as many cranes as you can out of 6″ square paper and send them to a specific location yet to be determined. You can use any paper that folds well: origami paper, magazine pages, gift wrap etc.
I will have a diagram and a video on how to fold cranes shortly so that we can get this project started.
Once enough cranes have been received the stringing process will be started.
I will start a Facebook Group so that you can photograph, document or comment on your folding experiences or thoughts about this project.
Please join me in this project!
Yours in Hope and Healing,
Karen Elaine Parsons
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