Thousand Paper Cranes

Hiroshima

Hiroshima

On August 6, 1945, during World War II, the U.S. military dropped an atomic bomb on a city in Japan, Hiroshima. The bomb destroyed 90% of the city and killed 80,000 people; more died later because of the radiation.

http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/bombing-of-hiroshima-and-nagasaki

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Story of the Peace Crane

Sadako Sasaki was 2 years old when the bomb hit. When she grew, she got leukemia "the atom bomb disease". She was shown a paper crane and was told that if you found 1,000 paper cranes and was told that if you folded 1,000 paper cranes, you wold be granted a wish. she thought that she would get well again so she made over 1,000 paper cranes. She died on October 25, 1955

http://www.buddhistcouncil.org/bodhitree/Books/Story_of_the_Peace_Crane.pdf

1,000 Cranes of Hope Project

1,000 Cranes of Hope collects wishes of patients, caretakers, healthcare providers, and Millennium and Takeda employees who want to fight against cancer.

https://www.1000cranesofhope.com/

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