A volunteer group has been launched by an amazing woman, which creates gorgeous Disney Princess wigs for children with cancer.
Holly Christensen, 31, first came up with the idea of creating wigs from yarn when she made a Rapunzel wig for her friend’s three-year-old daughter Lily, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2014.
“I knew she would be going through a difficult time, and that no one would be able to take her suffering away.
“I also knew that losing her long, curly blonde hair at not even three years old would be difficult for her, so I figured that the yarn wig could help bring a little magic and fun to a difficult time in her life,” Christensen said.
And so The Magic Yarn Project was born to provide some happiness and laughter to children battling with cancer through wearing these fun wigs.
Volunteers come together and knit wigs using extra-soft “baby” yarn, to protect sensitive scalps following chemotherapy.
The wigs are then donated, free of charge, to children with cancer.
“The little girls who have received the wigs have loved them,” Christensen says.
“One little girl’s aunt told us, when she opened her Ariel wig and put it on, that ‘her smile couldn’t have gotten bigger’.”
The Magic Yarn group rely “solely on monetary donations to pay for supplies, shipping costs and logistics”.
The project has gone beyond its $5,000 target in less than one month, and shows no sign of slowing. All in all over 80 wigs have been mad in total and the women will be hosting workshops in women’s prisons throughout the US.
“We hope these women – who are very excited about this project – will be able to make more than 100 wigs each month,” says Christensen.
To keep up with the growing interest and demand, the group is hoping to launch mail order “wig kits” so communities across the country can hold their own workshops.
“With these kits, online tutorials, and our guidance via Skype/FaceTime, we would like to facilitate volunteerism nationwide for this project,” adds Christensen.
“We love to be able to bring light and magic to an otherwise difficult time for these little girls and seeing their reactions is priceless.”
You can help this very worthy cause by making a donation to their GoFundMe page.