Cranes for a Cause


A local student is making a difference one fold at a time.

Eden Coughran, 9, read a story at the beginning of the school year that changed her life. The book, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, is about a 2 year old living in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic bomb was dropped. Ten years later, the little girl became sick from the radiation poisoning and was diagnosed with Leukemia, which eventually killed her.

As Coughran read the story, she reflected on her life and the children in our community who are sick and wish they could get better and be active again.

“I get to play outside and play with my friends and they don’t,” said Coughran.

She thought about the paper cranes in the story she read and how they represent a wish to become healthy again and decided to learn how to make them.

She’s partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to raise money for local children.

If you would like to get in contact with Eden Coughran and support her cause, email for details.

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