Students fold paper cranes for pediatric cancer

December 14, 2010 7:29:30 PM PST
Some college students on Long Island are using origami to help a young cancer patient reach an important goal.

The students at C.W. Post spent the evening folding 1,000 paper cranes.

They were inspired by 10-year-old cancer patient, David Heard, who is trying to get 200,000 of these birds made.

According to a Japanese legend, whoever folds 1,000 paper cranes will be granted one wish.

David wants to send 1,000 origami birds to each pediatric cancer center in the country as a symbol of hope.

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