Above: One thousand origami cranes hang from the ceiling at an art exhibit at Beads of Courage, 3230 N. Dodge Blvd., in Tucson. Community volunteers gathered Thursday to create the hand-folded paper cranes to be put on display. Japanese folklore suggests people with patience and commitment for such a project will be granted a wish. The project was conceived by Coppelia Taratal, whose niece, Kelsey Luria, lost her battle with cancer. The project celebrates her life and the life of all young people dealing with illness.

Right: Deb Gaustad, with Beads of Courage, holds one of the origami cranes from the art exhibit.

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