The Global Human: Social Comments

Come Back to Me Again, Sadako

Posted in Freedom & Peace Writings, Stories by Solveig Hansen on 2009/01/09

Sadako Sasaki was only two when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. Ten years later she was diagnosed with leukemia, the “atomic bomb desease.” She died soon after. Sadako was inspired by the Japanese saying that if you fold 1,000 paper cranes, you are granted a wish. Her wish was to get well. She only arrived at 644. Some of the cranes were given to her classmates, the rest were put in her coffin. The following year, her mother wrote a moving letter to her:

Come Back to Me Again, Sadako

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