This Mom Makes Disney Princess Wigs For Kids With Cancer

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Part of the treatment of cancer is chemotherapy, which usually results in all of one’s hair falling out. This can be particularly hard for young children to cope with. Holly Christensen has three children and once worked as an oncology nurse and now dedicates her time to making yarn wigs for kids with cancer.
Each of the wigs is created to look like the child’s favorite Disney character. Christensen got the idea for her wigs when a friend’s 2-year old got cancer. Now she’s brightening the lives of kids all over the place with her custom made wigs.
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When Holly Christensen’s friend’s 2-year old was diagnosed with lymphoma, she decided to make her a wig after her hair fell out.
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“Knowing how difficult it would be for her to lose her beautiful blonde curls, I made her a Rapunzel yarn wig,” says Holly.
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The response was instantaneous and people all over wanted one of the wigs for their child suffering from cancer.

Holly says, “I was flooded with responses from around the nation—mothers who wanted these wigs for their little girls who have cancer.”
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“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,” Holly says about her experience making the wigs.
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Not only does Holly make the wigs for kids, but she also shares her directions for mothers who want to make their own wig at home.
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Each wig is created from soft yarn and is crocheted to resemble a favorite Disney character.
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This Jasmine wig is a great inspiration for Holly as she makes her own wigs.
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The wigs start with a crocheted beanie and then the rest of the hair is added with more yarn.
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“The chemotherapy leaves their skin very tender and sensitive. [The wigs] are made on soft crocheted beanies,” remarks Holly.
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If you want to help Holly, consider donating to her The Magic Yarn Project account on GoFundMe.
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