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Old 25-08-2016, 10:27 PM   #228
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Sadako was at home when the explosion occurred, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away from ground zero.. She was blown out of the window and her mother ran out to find her, suspecting she may be dead, but instead finding her two-year-old daughter alive with no apparent injuries.. While they were fleeing, Sadako and her mother were caught in the black rain..Her grandmother rushed back to the house and was never to be seen again.. Subsequently, Sadako grew up like any other girl, becoming an important member of her class relay team..Several years after the , an increase in leukemia was observed especially among children.. By the early 1950s, it was clear that the leukemia was caused by radiation exposure..She was admitted as a patient to the Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital for treatment and blood transfusions, her white blood cell count was six times higher compared with the levels of an average child..In August 1955, after two days of treatment, she was moved into a room with a roommate..

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes..

After being diagnosed with leukemia from the radiation, Sadako spent her time in a hospital folding origami paper cranes in hope of making a thousand of them.. She was inspired to do so by the Japanese legend that one who created a thousand origami cranes would be granted a wish.. Her wish was simply to live.. In this retelling of her story, she managed to fold 644 cranes before she became too weak to fold any more, and died on the morning of 25 October 1955..Her friends and family helped finish her dream by folding the rest of the cranes, which were buried with Sadako..After her death, Sadako's friends and schoolmates published a collection of letters in order to raise funds to build a memorial to her and all of the children who had died from the effects of the atomic bomb.. In 1958, a statue of Sadako holding a golden crane was unveiled in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, also called the Genbaku Dome, and installed in the Hiroshima Peace Park..

Fat Man and Little Boy - Testing the Bomb..

At the foot of the statue is a plaque that reads: "This is our cry. This is our prayer.. Peace on Earth." Every year on Obon Day, which is a holiday in Japan to remember the departed spirits of one's ancestors, thousands of people leave paper cranes near the statue... was church, Charlie?. Did you count the house?. Turn anybody away?.Room enough for Everyone..Here I am, Nick! Here! Almost as near as when you let Charlie die, huh?.. Well, I'm glad to hear that.. The show's been running such a long time, I thought maybe attendance might be falling off..What is this, a conspiracy to ruin my evening?...

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