In celebration of Jessie’s life, people folded and delivered paper cranes from all over the country and around the world. Many were made by school children. We estimate that several thousands paper birds were set in flight from the height of the General Sutton ladder truck in Ipswich on a bright autumn day.
Since then, we have launched them from a small plane over the ocean, scattered them from a tall crane at the start of 100k bike rides and 5k family walks, and hung them from holiday trees and bridges. Each year we celebrate with an annual crane flight at … the Crane Estate in Ipswich!
We continue to share the paper crane as a symbol of hope and healing. We share them with families during crisis, children or adults on treatment, or families who are grieving. We share them wherever they are needed.