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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Transcript of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
One day while running, she falls down and is unable to get back up. Her parents rush her to the hospital and find out she has leukemia from the radiation poison from the atomic bomb. She was hospitalized February 21, 1955. One day her friend Chizuko visits her after school and tells her about the story of the Thousand paper cranes. The story is if you make a thousand paper cranes, than the Gods will heal you. From that day forward Sadako makes as many cranes as she can.
On October 25, 1955, Sadako Sasaki dies. She was 12 years old.
After her death, her friends and famiy finished the rest of the cranes to make a thousand. They then put all one thousand cranes in her grave with her. There is a statue in Hiroshima, Japan and one of her in Seattle peace park. She is known as a heroine to the girls of japan. She will forever be known as a girl who was brave, faithful, and as a girl who persevered
In the beginning of the story, Sadako wakes up realizing it's Obon day. A holiday to remember the departed souls that died when the americans dropped a bomb on Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945. It's been nearly 10 years since the bomb dropped. She is excited about the carnival, but her parents are scolding her about it because her grandmother died in the bombing.
As time goes on, Sadako gets weaker and weaker. Some days she feels healthy, and some days she can't even make a paper crane. But one day the nurse tells her that she can return home for a visit. She stays for a couple of days but then gets sick again. She is getting weaker still. She doesn't eat a lot, and can barely fold any paper. She manages to make her six hundreth and forty-fourth crane, the last one she ever made.
Sadako likes to run, a lot. She comes home telling her family that she was chosen to be in the relay race at school. She is super excited cant wait for it.
On the day of the race, she wins, but she feels dizzy. This happens for several months, but doesn't tell anybody about it.