Former cancer nurse and mother of three Holly Christensen crochets beautiful, flowing wigs out of soft yarn for children who’ve lost their hair to chemotherapy. The wigs are modeled after the children’s favorite Disney princesses.
Christensen’s project all started when her friend’s 2-year-old daughter, Lily, was diagnosed with lymphoma.
“Knowing how difficult it would be for her to lose her beautiful blonde curls, I made her a Rapunzel yarn wig,” she writes.
“I was flooded with responses from around the nation — mothers who wanted these wigs for their little girls who have cancer.”
“To bring a little bit of magic into such a difficult time in their life is so rewarding. It’s almost equally been so rewarding and magical to meet people who want to help,” Christensen told ABC news.
Christensen has shared instructions for how to make her wigs for children battling cancer.
Because chemotherapy leaves the children’s skin tender and sensitive, Christensen makes the wigs on soft crocheted beanies.
If you’d like to support this worthy cause, you can make a wig yourself.
Or donate via the Magic Yarn Project’s Gofundme page.
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