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Pediatric patients receive gift for hope, healing

Washburn University students deliver 1,000 paper cranes to the pediatric center at Stormont...
Washburn University students deliver 1,000 paper cranes to the pediatric center at Stormont Vail in Topeka. (Courtesy: Stormont Vail)(WIBW)
Published: Oct. 31, 2019 at 10:52 PM CDT
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Sick children at Stormont Vail in Topeka received a special gift.

Washburn University students delivered 1,000 paper cranes to the hospital's pediatric center.

Sociology professor Sangyoub Park led the effort as part of his classes on East Asia and The Family. Students, faculty, and staff all joined in, learning the origami technique to create the cranes.

Washburn Tech students made the frame to hold the finished products.

In Asian legend, folding 1,000 paper cranes let you make one special wish come true. It has since come to symbolize hope and healing, especially for a person who is seriously ill.