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2000 Cranes, 2000 Prayers

Ms. Sue Gives Paper Cranes to Coach Danielson to Heal her Cancer

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Rooting through the 2,000 paper cranes Sue Stifflemire made for coach Stacy Danielson, dancers were in awe.  Junior Becca Thiemann said the kind act meant a lot to her and the team.

Rooting through the 2,000 paper cranes Sue Stifflemire made for coach Stacy Danielson, dancers were in awe. Junior Becca Thiemann said the kind act meant a lot to her and the team. "I felt so happy and touched that someone who loves D as much as I do would put that much thought and effort into her," Thiemann said. "It was the sweetest thing and I love that D has so many supporters that are helping her get through this rough time."

Courtesy of Emma Weddell

Courtesy of Emma Weddell

Rooting through the 2,000 paper cranes Sue Stifflemire made for coach Stacy Danielson, dancers were in awe. Junior Becca Thiemann said the kind act meant a lot to her and the team. "I felt so happy and touched that someone who loves D as much as I do would put that much thought and effort into her," Thiemann said. "It was the sweetest thing and I love that D has so many supporters that are helping her get through this rough time."

Deana Trautz, Reporter

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It was a normal Thursday practice, Celebrities were practicing their routines. This was until Ms. Sue, who works on the cafeteria staff, came into the dance gym with 2,000 handmade paper cranes for Coach Stacy Danielson.

“I’ve known her for many years and she always smiles,” Stifflemire said. “When I found out she had cancer, I was so sad.”

Stifflemire didn’t hesitate to take action. She says that she suddenly felt that she had to make these cranes for her. It took two or three months to complete, but Stifflemire says with things like these, time is not an object to her.

“Time doesn’t matter, I came home and started making them,” Stifflemire said. “I could feel in my heart, it told me to do it.”

These weren’t just any cranes either, Stifflemire made them from calendars, receipts, magazines and candy wrappers- she then said a prayer on every single one. She asked God to help heal her best friend.

“2,000 times I did it for her,” Stifflemire said. “I prayed saying ‘please God, help heal her.'”

Danielson has a team by her side helping her through the fight, but seeing people do things for her out of the kindness of their heart brings her to tears.

“I don’t even know how to explain it,” Danielson said. “She’s been a wonderful lady from the first day I met her. I don’t see her every day, but to know that she still thinks about me when I don’t see her is really sweet.”

In the midst of responsibilities of her day to day life, Danielson wants the world to know that grades are not the only reason to come to school.

“Life is all about relationships, hopefully that’s something I share with my students,” Danielson said.

Stifflemire says her husband questioned her as she made these 2,000 cranes throughout the past few months, but doing this act of kindness for Danielson is just who she is.

“I told him that she was my favorite person and teacher, but it doesn’t matter who it is,” Stifflemire said. “This is me. I would do this for anyone, why not do it?”

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Deana Trautz, Editor-in-Chief
She's a fifth year yearbooker and a second year editor for The Wolfpack newspaper. When people say "journalism is life," she could not agree more. Deana loves having the ability to both give a voice to the student body, and uncover stories that are capable of starting necessary conversations throughout the school. Primarily, she enjoys writing in-depth features which will inform, inspire and bring controversy to her readers. While her free time is often spent on something newspaper related, Deana also loves to attend protests downtown, dye her hair in questionable ways and make earrings out of random objects. If you are looking for Deana, check Lab 7!
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One Response to “2000 Cranes, 2000 Prayers”

  1. Sandy Lawrence on February 10th, 2018 11:21 am

    Thank you Ms Sue for loving our daughter, Ms. D, and your prayers for her wellness .

    Ms. Trauze and Wolfpack thank you for all the great stories about your CPHS family’s generosity toward Stacy, Luke , and Lane. We treasure each one.

    Celebs, all athletics, faulty, staff and all stidents, we thank you for your prayers and generosity.

    Each of you are angels on earth . Blessings.

    Kirk & Sandy Lawrence

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