The story of Sadako Sasaki inspired the creation of this One Thousand Birds Video:
At the age of 12, Sadako Sasaki developed leukaemia as a result of radiation from the bombing of Hiroshima. She remembered the Japanese legend that anyone folding a thousand paper cranes is granted a wish. She attempted to fold 1000, but only managed 644 before she died - her friends finished the rest for her so she could be buried with 1000 birds. A statue of Sadako holding a golden crane was built at the Hiroshima Peace Park in memory of her. Every year on peace day, people from all over the world fold paper cranes and send them to Sadako's statue.