She set off on a quest to fold 1000 origami paper cranes in efforts to bring happiness and peace upon herself (and hopefully fight her leukemia.) Unfortunately Sadako only made it to 644 cranes, but family and friends continued on in her honour and folded 1000 cranes to represent a prayer for peace.
A Children's Peace Memorial in honour of Sadako was established in Hiroshima's Peace Park to represent an eternal prayer for a peaceful future world.
To this day thousands of cranes are brought to the monument from all over the world to symbolize both personal, and collective prayers for peace.
|It is amazing how one young girl inspired people all over the world to make cranes as prayers for a peaceful world.|
"We are here by grace
We are meant to love
We will walk with hope
We will live for peace "