Peace Cranes for Hiroshima
Sophia Van Horn
On August 6, 1945 American forces was the first country to deploy an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. The explosion immediately killed 80,000 people, then radiation took the lives of thousands more.
The Sadako Sasaki Story
An international sign of peace, the origami crane, inspired Sadako Sasaki to start a project. She grew up in the aftermath of the Hiroshima Bombing. Unfortunately, she contracted Leukemia due to the radiation. She shared the Japanese story of folding 1000 paper cranes in order to be granted a wish. 1000 cranes were made by her before she passed away on October 25, 1995.
1000 Cranes of Hope
Sadako Sasaki's story helped to give hope to people who fight against cancer. 1000 Cranes of Hope gathers wishes of patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers. Anyone can write a wish and fold a crane to be shared with this tradition.