Disney Princess Wigs Made From Yarn Help Young Cancer Patients Feel Magical
A little yarn and love are enough to make some kids feel magical! Holly Christensen, a former cancer nurse, started out making Disney princess wigs for her own children. When she heard about a friend's child having cancer she got an idea.
"Last fall one of my friends from nursing school, I found out their daughter was diagnosed with cancer," she told KTVA news. "I knew having been a cancer nurse what she was about to go through."
Seeing how much her kids loved their wigs, she sent a special Rapunzel wig to her friend's daughter to cheer her up.
"It's so precious," Christensen said. "She's stroking her Rapunzel hair and she's just like, 'Pretty soon my hair is going to grow back and I'm going to have real Rapunzel hair.'"
Word got out and the demand for these wigs are growing. Christensen started 'The Magic Yarn Project.' To fill all the requests a GoFundMe page was set up to help cover the costs of yarn. Volunteers around the country are also helping to take on some of Christensen’s workload. Workshops are set up where people can come help.
Recipients do not have to pay for the wigs... it's just a gift to help them feel better. Donations fund the supplies and shipping costs. Christensen hopes to set up a 501c3 and team up with Make A Wish!
Images from The Magic Yarn Project Facebook page.