Why is she doing this? Well, she was inspired by the true story of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Elanor Coerr, which was about a young woman, named Sadako, who developed leukemia after the Hiroshima bombing. According to Japanese folklore, folding 1000 paper cranes allows the folder one wish, so Sadako attempted the overwhelming task with the hope of beating cancer. Sadly she only lived to make 644 cranes, but her family and friends completed the remaining cranes in her memory.
Sandy plans to "release" her cranes in 1000 different locations and hopes that people who see the cranes will be influenced in a positive way.
I had a few questions for Sandy (because I'm a ball of curiosity) and she was kind enough to answer them! I'd like to share this little interview with you :)