Whenever I see a paper crane I am reminded of a sweet tale which I read when I was younger. Its called Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. The story tells the true story of a girl who was born in Japan just before the end of WWII. When she turns ten she is diagnosed with Leukemia. She is told the story that if you fold a thousand paper cranes then it can bring you luck. Sadako hopes that she will get well by doing this. This is such a sweet and sad true story, and so whenever I see a crane it reminds me of it. This story reminds me to always have hope, even in the face of great adversity.