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It is a parent's worst nightmare: the life changing words "Your child has cancer."
For the Winship family of Freedom, NY, those terrible dreams have become a reality. Five-year-old Hunter Winship was recently diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma, a rare form of cancer which is characterized by rapidly growing tumors. "We've told him he has cancer and they're going to make his tummy aches go away and that he's going to lose his hair," said Hunter's mother Cheryl. Hunter began chemotherapy to try and reduce the size of his tumor but it was "too much for his little body," and it took a large tole on him physically and mentally said his mother. It was then, after seeing young Hunter suffer so much that mother Cheryl Winship, along with Hunter's aunt decieded to create a distraction for suffering Hunter: Paper airplanes in world record amounts.
The Guinness Book of World Records contains records for the largest and smallest planes, but not the most planes ever collected. For Hunter, setting a new world record would be a huge incentive for pushing through his cancer treatment and a great way to lift his spirits.
This is my entry into the Instructables Toss It Challenge and also a plead for help on behalf of young Hunter Windship.
Step 1: A Simple Way to Support a Good Cause
The Winship family will be collecting paper airplanes until March 17, 2008, so hurry and finish reading the rest of this Instructable.
How to make a simple paper airplane
- A minute of your time
Step 2: Folding the Plane I
Crease as shown in picture 2.
Then unfold the paper.
Step 3: Folding the Plane II
Crease the folds.
Your paper should now look like the picture.
Step 4: Folding the Plane III
Step 5: Folding the Plane IV
Step 6: Folding the Plane V
Flip the plane over and repeat.
Look at the pictures and I'm sure you will understand it.
Step 7: Fitting the Envelope
Line the tip of the plane up with one end of your envelope and cut off the excess paper that lies beyond the other side of the envelope.
Step 9: Final Thoughts and Mailing
Hunter and family will be accepting paper airplanes from anyone, anywhere in the world, until March 17, 2008.
Please see it in your heart to send Hunter a paper airplane, and when you do, planes can be mailed to:
The Airplane Cancer Goal
11227 North Hill Road
Freedom, New York