Mom Creates Beautiful Princess-Inspired Yarn Wigs for Child Cancer Patients

Holly Christensen creates After hearing her friend's 2-year-old daughter had cancer, Holly Christensen wanted to do more. The mom of three and former oncology nurse decided to create something beautiful -- that would make her friend's daughter feel like a princess. Holly's "Magic Yarn Project" provides handmade wigs for child cancer patients and is so amazing, you have to see it to believe it.


With knowledge of the sensitivities cancer patients face after chemotherapy, Holly was well aware that a traditional wig simply wouldn't do. By using yarn, this 31-year-old mom is able to craft amazing hair bundles that are soft, warm, and model popular Disney princess hairstyles -- including Elsa and Anna from Frozen, Princess Jasmine, Ariel, and many more.

Needless to say, Holly's project became a big hit, which inspired her to provide yarn wigs for as many cancer patients as possible.

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The Magic Yarn Project has been so inspirational, volunteers from all walks of life -- including women at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Alaska -- are showing their support by helping Holly to crochet.

All of the wigs in the Magic Yarn Project are free for families who have a child battling cancer. Holly's GoFundMe campaign aims to raise money for supplies, shipping, and other operational needs.

We had another successful workshop on Saturday! 50 volunteers, 35+ wigs made, a spot on the 5pm news, an article in ADN,...

Posted by The Magic Yarn Project on Monday, November 9, 2015

This project is simply amazing.

Not only does it help young cancer patients shine like the beauties they are, but it also brings light in troubling times. I can only imagine what families go through when faced with a battle like this. If these wigs can provide any ounce of hope and happiness, that in itself is victory.

I do wonder if Holly will also make wigs for young boys. Granted, a Prince Eric hairpiece might not be super popular, but maybe Thor (trying to think of more).

Keep up the awesome work, Holly! What a great way to use your talents to pay it forward!



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