Sending hope to a little boy
Ethan came home from school last week telling us that he donated RM2 of his school pocket money for a student who is suffering from Leukemia and is currently in the hospital. That student is also in Primary 3 but from a different class. Ethan does not know him personally.
I am surprised and also glad to know that Ethan willingly donated his pocket money for a good cause. We always give him RM5 pocket money on days I don’t prepare food for him. He knew he will need RM3 for food later hence he donated RM2.
Many other students chipped in, giving the best they could even if it is only a few cents. Knowing that these students’ contribution won’t be enough, we parents started to donate too.
Besides donating, Ethan and I folded origami paper cranes for the boy too when we received pictures of him via whatsapp. It broke our hearts to see this bald little boy in the hospital when he is supposed to be in school with his friends :(
There is an ancient belief that a thousand origami cranes will grant you good luck such as long life or recovery from illness or injury.
So I taught Ethan to fold these paper origami cranes.
And he tirelessly folded them the entire day.
Ayden wanted to help too so the big brother let him keep the cranes into the bottle container after he folded them. But it took so long for Ethan to fold them and he was unable to fill up the bottle.
I helped him fill it up after he went to bed at night.
We did not manage to fold a thousand cranes but we sincerely hope that Ethan’s schoolmate will recover from his illness soon. Ethan presented this bottle of origami cranes together with a personal note to the boy’s class teacher the next day.
Stay strong and get well soon, little boy.
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