An origami crane starts with a simple square piece of paper, rising from a series of meticulous folds. Carmel Valley’s Kathy Liu has made thousands and thousands, with beautiful paper of all colors and patterns, attached to strings, adorned with beads, added to a cheerful mobile or to be a part of a meaningful display. She makes the cranes in memory of her son Joey, who died from a rare form of kidney cancer at age 10.

Origami was something that Joey really liked, he loved to fold since he was in kindergarten and by second grade he was extremely good.

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