One Thousand Paper Cranes

An installation of paper cranes honoring the dedication of our Le Bonheur staff during COVID-19

This installation was created to honor the dedication, sacrifice, commitment, teamwork and strength displayed by Le Bonheur Associates during the COVID-19 pandemic.


In Japanese folklore, the crane is a mystical creature believed to live 1,000 years and represents longevity and good fortune. Legend says that when someone folds 1,000 paper cranes they are granted a wish or their prayers are answered, which has widely made folding 1,000 paper cranes a symbol of hope and healing during challenging times.


As I folded these cranes I wrote the name of one of our nearly 200 departments inside each one. I included words of hope, strength and acknowledgment that everyone in our Le Bonheur family is facing challenges.


To read the article about this exhibit featured in Le Bonheur's Securing the Promise magazine, click here.