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Friday, May 27, 2011

Amazing Kids

Are you ready to smile? 
Because this post will have you turning up the corners of your mouth.
My fabulous friend "M" called. I didn't hear my cell phone ring. She left a voice mail message, asking me to call her. By the time I discovered the message later on that night, it was too late to call her back. So I shot her an email.
Hey there,
Just got your voice mail. It's now 11:30pm. I don't want to call you this late. I'll be around in the morning, if you have time to talk at work. Sorry I didn't hear the phone ring. When the phone is in a different room, I don't hear it, and usually don't check it until I'm ready to go to bed. 
Have a good night!
As it turned out, "M" was still awake, too, and she wrote back.
No problem. "A" ["M"’s eight-year-old daughter] just wanted to tell u that she & her friend had a lemonade stand today & she made a jar that said "donations for juvenile diabetes" & she collected $3 in that jar. She said she is going to give u the $ whenever she sees u next.
Could "A" be any sweeter??? After reading that, I had to go running for my tissue box. I was all teary-eyed. "A" has such a caring, giving heart! Such a great girl! Love her!
Now, go read Joanne’s post on Death of a Pancreas about another amazing kid, Lizzie, who has created Cranes4aCure, a fabulous fundraising project for JDRF. 
Nine-year-old Lizzie wants to help find a cure for diabetes. So she folds origami cranes, and her cranes feature the names of children, who have been diagnosed with type one diabetes. We felt honored when she asked if she could make a crane for Jack. Of course, we said yes!

Lizzie holding the crane she made for Jack in her right hand
Lizzie hopes people will support her project and donate. As of today, she has raised over $671.00. Her goal is $1,000, though she says she’ll keep going even after she reaches her goal.
On her website, she says, “It is said that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish.”
Let’s hope her wish comes true!


Reyna said...

So many amazing children out there. What a wonderful post. Thank you for sharing and making me smile this morning Heidi. The future of mankind is in good hands I believe.

shannon said...

Wonderful story, thanks for sharing. :)

Amy said...

LOVE this! gives me great hope for the future, knowing that there are kiddos out there in the world with such big caring hearts! :o)

Denise aka 'Mom of Bean' said...

So sweet! :)
Thanks for the reminder about 'cranes'...need to go make a donation today!!

Wendy said...


Love the cranes :)

Jules said...

OMG - $3 from the lemonade stand!! thats precious.