Students honor the life of Sadako SasakiUPDATED 7:23 PM HST Sep 20, 2013Video Transcript
quest to stay alive after World War-2 triggered a peace movement. Sadako Sasaki developed Leukemia after the U-S dropped an atom bomb on her hometown of Hiroshima. She stuggled to stay alive for 10 years... Folding a thousand paper cranes, hoping that would help. KITV4's Jill Kuramoto shows us how her touching story came to life today for students... Language differences didn't matter today. When you're talking war and peace, life and death, everyone gets it. 7:09 I BELIEVE KIDS WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO THROUGH THIS SPIRIT OF SADAKO AND MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT THAT SPIRIT WILL BE EXPANDING AND PASSING ON TO OTHERS. 7:23 Middle and high school students from public and private schools learned a real-life history lesson: a young girl's story of horror, hope and her family's mission of peace. 34:56 A LITTLE KINDNESS YOU CAN SHARE AND GIVE TO OTHER PEOPLE. 34:59 Her older brother says he remembers his sister being smart and compassionate... even while in great pain from the leukemia she developed after the U-S dropped an atom bomb on her hometown of Hiroshima. The sixth grader's wish was to get better... But she died three months after she started the project... and the paper cranes she folded have become a symbol of world peace. 9:11 IT FEELS LIKE SHE'S STANDING RIGHT NEXT TO ME AS SHE REALLY LIKES TO COMMUNICATE HER THOUGHTS WITH KIDS AROUND HER AGE. 9:16 Her family has made it their mission to spread Sadako's message of peace to as many people as possible. Sadako's nephew is a popular singer and songwriter in Japan. 22:03 SO WE CAN USE MUSIC AS A TOOL TO REACH OUT TO KIDS WHO OTHERWISE MIGHT NOT BE INTERESTED IN THE SUBJECT. 22:08 And they say no gesture of kindness or compassion is too small in their on going effort. 54:47 I COULD HELP BY BEING NICE TO OTHERS AND HAVING THE STRENGTH TO SAY YOU'RE WRONG. 54:55 Proving peace is the same in any language. Jill Kuramoto, KITV4 News. One of the paper cranes Sadako Sasaki folded will go on display tomorrow as part of an exhibit at the visitors center at the USS Arizona Memorial. Tomorrow also marks International Peace Day.