UTSA students teach patients at children's hospital how to make origami cranes

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(May 18, 2010)--Volunteers from the UTSA Office of Student Activities recently visited the children's hospital at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital to deliver 1,000 origami cranes.

As part of Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the volunteers taught children and their parents how to make origami cranes. They also taught them the history of the origami crane and read passages of "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes." The book tells the story of a young girl who becomes ill and is told that if she folds 1,000 paper cranes she will be granted a wish for good health.

The student activities offices seeks to foster a community where students complete their education and develop into leaders through involvement in purposeful, innovative experiences facilitated by student development experts. UTSA students receive co-curricular opportunities that foster and recognize leadership, learning and development while promoting a purposeful connection to the UTSA community.