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MooWoo and the community of Kununurra have been supporting a wonderful little girl and her family during her illness.

Alyssa and her parents are friends of ours; she is the same age as my daughter – 7 yrs old. In April last year she was diagnosed with DIPG – an inoperable and terminal brain stem tumour. She was given only 9 months to live. She had become paralysed in her arm and leg and over time became very unwell.

Back in October last year Alyssa was given 24 hours to live, but through amazing strength and determination, combined with drug detox and natural therapies she really came along and within 2 months flew home on a plane back to KNX. She spent a lovely Christmas with her family but then became ill again 10 weeks ago. She had to head back to Adelaide and since then her parents have transferred her to Perth.

To show our love and support for Alyssa we asked our Facebook followers to make paper cranes in the spirit of the story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. If you aren’t familiar with this true story, it’s the tale of a little Japanese girl with leukaemia. There is a Japanese legend that says that the one who created a thousand origami cranes would be cured by the Gods so she spent her time creating cranes but sadly didn’t make it to 1000.

We decided to make 1000 origami cranes for Alyssa and called for help.  We have been overwhelmed by the support that came forward. These are just some of the cranes that were sent in.

cranesBy the 10th April, only a few days after asking for help, we had 1001 cranes ready to be delivered to Alyssa’s mum and more waiting at her home for Alyssa’s return.

We still have support with many schoolchildren folding cranes like crazy.

I hope you can all understand what your cranes have done for Alyssa and her family. It has given them support, love, strength and light at a time of absolute need, of which I can’t comprehend ever having to encounter. And yet again this little 7 year old girl is fighting; she is not going to give up and neither are we!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your beautiful cranes. If you would still like to make cranes for Alyssa we would love to accept them on her behalf and have them ready for her. Send them to MooWoo, PO Box 266, Kununurra, 6743.

Once again, thank you.

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