Mum creates Disney princess wigs for kids with cancer

A US mother and former nurse is making the dreams of children battling cancer come true, creating wigs that turn them into Disney Princesses.

Holly Christensen first came up with the idea of the soft Disney inspired wigs when her friends daughter was diagnosed with  lymphoma earlier this year.

“I designed a wool yarn wig for her, hoping it would protect her scalp while cheering her up.” Ms Christensen said.


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PHOTO: gofundme

PHOTO: gofundme

The wig was such a hit with the brave little girl that Ms Christensen started the ‘Magic Yarn Project’ along with other volunteers to “provide a magical escape from a child’s post-chemo world.”

The gofundme page reads: “Magic Yarn creates soft and beautiful yarn wigs for little warriors who are bravely battling cancer.

“Chemo treatments often leave patients’ bare scalps too sensitive for traditional wigs. To create head coverings that are warm, comfortable, and  giggle-inducing, Magic Yarn volunteers crochet extra-soft “baby” yarn into beanies, and then transform them into storybook hairstyles.

“All of our wigs are free to their recipient families, in hospitals nationwide. We rely solely on monetary donations to pay for supplies, shipping costs, and logistics.”

If you would like to contribute to the Magic Yarn Project you can visit their Go Fund Me page here.

 

PHOTO: gofundme

PHOTO: gofundme

PHOTO: gofundme

PHOTO: gofundme

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