This Nurse’s “Magic” Yarn Wigs Are Helping Kids With Cancer In The Most Beautiful Way!

Nov 11, 2015 at 6:29 pm |
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Holly Christensen, a former cancer nurse found out that a little 3 year old who was her friend’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Holly decided not to go back to her job at the hospital, but ran over to an arts and crafts store in Alaska and bought some bright-yellow yarn to make a Rapunzel wig with beautiful flowers for the 3 year old to wear during her chemotherapy sessions.

The Magic Yarn Project was created when Holly received more and more requests ( seriously I cannot even imagine how she was not bombarded the second that child stepped out).

"While not the most severe of side effects, hair loss can still be very difficult for cancer patients, especially for little girls and chemotherapy treatments often leave patients' bare scalps too sensitive for traditional wigs, to create head coverings for little cancer patients that are both comfortable and whimsical, Magic Yarn volunteers crochet soft yarn into beanies and then transform them into long, beautiful princess hair." they said on the project's website.

The wigs which have been inspired by Disney princesses like Frozen's Elsa and Anna and Jasmine and Ariel,  are free to their patient.  The donations at the  GoFundMe page has made this possible. Holly has raised to date $6,500 and needs a full $20,000 to make it an official nonprofit.  This is amazing, because most people would add on a few zeros to that to pad their pockets. She is truly an amazing women!

Holly wrote on the GoFundMe page  "we promise to hold firm to the spirit of the project's intent . . . magic is something you make."

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Image Source: GoFundMe user The Magic Yarn Project

Holly Christensen, a former cancer nurse found out that a little 3 year old who was her friend’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Holly decided not to go back to her job at the hospital, but ran over to an arts and crafts store in Alaska and bought some bright-yellow yarn to make a Rapunzel wig with beautiful […]